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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.
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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(Classical Music) (to be performed) at a moderately slow tempo
(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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|Noun||1.||andante - a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace)|
|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"
|Adj.||1.||andante - (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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