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 (to͞o′tē) Music
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.

[Italian, pl. of tutto, all, from Vulgar Latin *tōttus, variant of Latin tōtus; see teutā- in Indo-European roots.]


adj, adv
(Music, other) music to be performed by the whole orchestra, choir, etc. Compare soli
[C18: from Italian, pl of tutto all, from Latin tōtus]


(ˈtu ti)

adj., n., pl. -tis. adj.
1. all (used as a musical direction for all to perform together).
2. a musical passage or movement tutti.
[1715–25; < Italian, pl. of tutto all]


all, the whole orchestra or chorus
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