tutti(redirected from tuttis)
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adv. & adj.
All. Used chiefly as a direction to indicate that all performers are to take part.
n. pl. tut·tis
1. An ensemble of musicians, in contrast to a soloist or group of soloists, in a concerto.
2. A passage of ensemble music intended to be executed by all the performers simultaneously.
(Music, other) music to be performed by the whole orchestra, choir, etc. Compare soli
[C18: from Italian, pl of tutto all, from Latin tōtus]
adj., n., pl. -tis. adj.
1. all (used as a musical direction for all to perform together).n.
2. a musical passage or movement tutti.
[1715–25; < Italian, pl. of tutto all]
all, the whole orchestra or chorus