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 (än′dän-tē′nō, ăn′dăn-) Music
adv. & adj.
In a tempo variously construed as slightly faster or slower than andante. Used chiefly as a direction.
n. pl. an·dan·ti·nos
An andantino passage or movement.

[Italian, diminutive of andante, andante; see andante.]
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(ˌændænˈtiːnəʊ) music
adj, adv
(Classical Music) (to be performed) slightly faster, or slightly more slowly, than andante
n, pl -nos
(Classical Music) a passage or piece to be performed in this manner
[C19: diminutive of andante]
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(ˌɑn dɑnˈti noʊ, ˌæn dæn-)

adj., adv., n., pl. -nos, -ni (-ni) Music. adj., adv.
1. slightly faster than andante.
2. an andantino movement or piece.
[1810–20; < Italian, andant(e) andante]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.andantino - (of tempo) moderately fastandantino - (of tempo) moderately fast    
fast - at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot"
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Apparently, Decca's interpretation of "adagio" is meant in the broadest sense, any slow movement, as many of the items included in the set are actually Andantes, Nocturnes, Andantinos, Largos, and the like.