allegretto


adjective, adverb

  1. light, graceful, and moderately fast in tempo.

noun, plural al·le·gret·tos.

  1. an allegretto movement.

adjective, adverb

  1. (to be performed) fairly quickly or briskly

noun plural -tos

  1. a piece or passage to be performed in this manner

1740, from Italian allegretto, diminutive of allegro (q.v.).

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