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an·dan·te

 (än-dän′tā, ăn-dăn′tē) Music
adv. & adj. Abbr. and.
In a moderately slow tempo, usually considered to be slower than allegretto but faster than adagio. Used chiefly as a direction.
n.
An andante passage or movement.

[Italian, from present participle of andare, to walk, ultimately perhaps from Latin ambulāre; see ambhi in Indo-European roots.]
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andante

(ænˈdænteɪ) music
adj, adv
(Classical Music) (to be performed) at a moderately slow tempo
n
(Classical Music) a passage or piece to be performed in this manner
[C18: Italian: going, from andare to go, from Latin ambulāre to walk]
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an•dan•te

(ɑnˈdɑn teɪ, ænˈdæn ti)

adj., adv., n., pl. -tes. Music. adj., adv.
1. moderately slow and even.
n.
2. an andante movement or piece.
[1735–45; < Italian: literally, walking, present participle of andare to walk]
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andante

gently, flowing
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.andante - a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace)andante - a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace)
pacing, tempo - (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played
2.andante - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed moderately slow
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
musical passage, passage - a short section of a musical composition
Adj.1.andante - (of tempo) moderately slowandante - (of tempo) moderately slow    
slow - at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz"
Adv.1.andante - at a moderately slow tempo; "this passage must be played andante"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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Translations

andante

[ænˈdænti]
adv (musical indication)andante
n (= piece of music) → andante m
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andante

(Mus)
adj advandante
nAndante nt
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