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adv. & adj. Abbr. mod. Music
In moderate tempo that is slower than allegretto but faster than andante. Used chiefly as a direction.

[Italian, from Latin moderātus, moderate; see moderate.]


1. (Music, other) at a moderate tempo
2. (Music, other) (preceded by a tempo marking) a direction indicating that the tempo specified is to be used with restraint: allegro moderato.
[C18: from Italian, from Latin moderātus; see moderate]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.moderato - (of tempo) moderatemoderato - (of tempo) moderate      
slow - at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz"