allegro

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See also: Allegro, allégro, and allegrò

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian allegro.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

allegro (plural allegros)

  1. (music) A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played in a quick, lively tempo, faster than allegretto but slower than presto.
  2. (music, more, traditionally) An expressive mark indicating that a passage is to be played in a lively or happy manner, not necessarily quickly.
  3. (music) A passage having this mark.
    • 1910 January 12, Ameen Rihani, “Subtranscendental”, in The Book of Khalid, New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead and Company, published October 1911, OCLC 6412012, book the second (In the Temple), page 116:
      And what mean these outbursts and objurgations of his, you will ask; these suggestions, furtive, rhapsodical, mystical; this furibund allegro about Money, Mediums, and Bohemia; [...]

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Adverb[edit]

allegro (not comparable)

  1. (music) played in a quick, lively tempo

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Adjective[edit]

allegro (not comparable)

  1. (music) in a quick and lively manner

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian allegro, itself borrowed from French allègre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

allegro m (plural allegros)

  1. allegro

Adverb[edit]

allegro

  1. allegro

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French allègre, from Latin alacer (lively; happy, cheerful). Compare the inherited doublet alacre.

Adjective[edit]

allegro (feminine singular allegra, masculine plural allegri, feminine plural allegre)

  1. cheerful
  2. mirthful

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: αλέγρος (alégros)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian allegro.

Adverb[edit]

allegro

  1. (music) allegro

Noun[edit]

allegro m (definite singular allegroen, indefinite plural allegroar, definite plural allegroane)

  1. (music) an allegro

Usage notes[edit]

  • Prior to a revision in 2020, this noun was also considered grammatically neuter.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Language Council of Norway, Spelling decisions since 2012 (in Norwegian, retrieved 12.21.20)

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian allegro. Doublet of alegre.

Adjective[edit]

allegro (plural allegro, comparable)

  1. (music) allegro (played in a quick, lively tempo)

Adverb[edit]

allegro (not comparable)

  1. (music) allegro (in a quick, lively tempo)

Noun[edit]

allegro m (plural allegros)

  1. (music) allegro (a passage to be played in a quick, lively tempo)