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al·le·gro(ə-lĕg′rō, ə-lā′grō) Music
adv. & adj. Abbr. allo
In a quick, lively tempo, usually considered to be faster than allegretto but slower than presto. Used chiefly as a direction.
n. pl. al·le·gros
1. An allegro passage or movement.
2. A succession of fast jumps performed as an exercise in ballet.
[Italian, from Latin alacer, lively.]
allegro(əˈleɪɡrəʊ; -ˈlɛɡ-) music
(Classical Music) (to be performed) quickly, in a brisk lively manner
n, pl -gros
(Classical Music) a piece or passage to be performed in this manner
[C17: from Italian: cheerful, from Latin alacer brisk, lively]
al•le•gro(əˈleɪ groʊ, əˈlɛg roʊ)
adj., adv., n., pl. -gros. Music. adj., adv.
1. brisk or rapid in tempo.n.
2. an allegro movement.
[1625–35; < Italian < Latin alacer brisk. compare alacrity]
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|Noun||1.||allegro - a brisk and lively tempo |
allegro con spirito - lively with spirit
|2.||allegro - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed quickly in a brisk lively manner|
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
|Adj.||1.||allegro - (of tempo) fast |
fast - at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot"
|Adv.||1.||allegro - in a quick and lively tempo; "play this section allegro"|
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner