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Allegretto   Listen

(of tempo) faster than allegro.

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"Allegretto" Quotes from Famous Books

... learned Laurentius, and mocked his mishap: the son of the brewer observed the impertinent smile, and anger gave him courage—the broken string is instantly replaced. The artist rushes full speed into the allegretto—and under the pressure of his hands, burning with rage and genius, the chord breaks again! The fiddle must be bewitched—Frederick became deadly pale—he trembled from head to foot—he ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843 • Various

... musical; instrumental, vocal, choral, lyric, operatic; harmonious &c. 413; Wagnerian. Adv. adagio; largo, larghetto, andante, andantino[obs3]; alla capella[It][obs3]; maestoso[obs3], moderato; allegro, allegretto; spiritoso[obs3], vivace[obs3], veloce[obs3]; presto, prestissimo[obs3]; con brio; capriccioso[obs3]; scherzo, scherzando[obs3]; legato, staccato, crescendo, diminuendo, rallentando[obs3], affettuoso[obs3]; obbligato; pizzicato; desto[obs3]. ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

Words linked to "Allegretto" :   pacing, opus, passage, music, musical passage, tempo, piece, fast, composition, piece of music, musical composition

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