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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.]

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]

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]

andante

gently, flowing
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
Translations

andante

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

andante

(Mus)
adj advandante
nAndante nt
References in classic literature ?
For the Andante had begun--very beautiful, but bearing a family likeness to all the other beautiful Andantes that Beethoven had written, and, to Helen's mind, rather disconnecting the heroes and shipwrecks of the first movement from the heroes and goblins of the third.
The symphony goes through four movements, starting with the Andante - Allegro con Anima, a slow dark introduction that ushers in the second phase, the Andante cantabile, a subdued string chords that lead to an upbeat horn theme.
For that reason, the Andante is considered to be unpublished, and is presented here for the first time.
La novela de Cervantes no es un relato lineal consistente en anecdotas, aunque tambien las use; sirven para describir a un ser idealista que actua movido por intereses altruistas, segun se entendian en la epoca de la caballeria andante.
At the concert, the UST String Ensemble performed the following pieces: Andante Festivo (J.
Nadir was officially invited for a live show under the banner of Andante Records, the record company owned by British singer Sami Yusuf, with which Nadir has signed a contract.
Su segundo tiempo, un andante reblandecido como un almohadon de plumas, recuerda en mucho el segundo tiempo de la sonata Kreutzer, tambien de Beethoven, y que, resuelto en variaciones, es otro andante de esos que bien pueden escucharse a la hora de conciliar el sueno para evitar el insomnio.
Fine as Youn's crisply articulated playing is, you may find the Andante, at nearly a quarter of an hour, too much of a good thing.
Si consideramos lo dicho, esta concrecion ulterior nos obligaria a precisar la figura del heroe y, por contiguidad, la del caballero andante.
Claro que Don Quijote sabia que los molinos de viento eran molinos de viento y no gigantes y que Dulcinea no era Dulcinea sino una muchacha feisima la pobre y que el no la pegaba como caballero andante y que Sancho el muy animal .
Strauss's Andante is a short piece written to celebrate the composer's parents' anniversary.
Gordon will also be playing Bonnet - Variations de Concert; J S Bach - Badinerie; J S Bach - Prelude and Fugue in C; Andrew Carter - Passacaglia; Bosi - Giga; Widor - Andante Sostenuto (Symphonie Gothique); Vierne - Allegro Vivace and Final (Symphony 1).