allegretto

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See also: allégretto and Allegretto

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian allegretto, diminutive form of allegro.

Adverb[edit]

allegretto (not comparable)

  1. (music) To be played rather fast and lively.

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Noun[edit]

allegretto (plural allegrettos)

  1. (music) A movement in this time.
    • 1880, Edmund Gurney, The Power of Sound, page 99:
      It was only after the conception had received its fullest due, and the vast and complex organism its perfect development, that the certainty arose of an effect on human emotion comparable to that which was born when the opening bars of the allegretto in Beethoven's Seventh Symphony had been played for the first time, and the idea of them was from that moment alive and abroad in the world.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.le.ɡʁɛ.to/, /a.le.ɡʁe.to/

Adverb[edit]

allegretto

  1. allegretto

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

allegro +‎ -etto

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

allegretto

  1. (music) allegretto

Noun[edit]

allegretto m (plural allegretti)

  1. Diminutive of allegro
  2. (music) allegretto

Further reading[edit]

  • allegretto in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

allegretto (not comparable)

  1. (music) allegretto (played fast and lively)

Noun[edit]

allegretto m (plural allegrettos)

  1. (music) allegretto (a movement that is to be played fast and lively)