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Allegretto   Listen
Allegretto  adj.  (Mus.) Quicker than andante, but not so quick as allegro.

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"Allegretto" Quotes from Famous Books

... be the state of one and the same city according to its form of government. Such then were the vivid images whereby Ambrogio Lorenzetti expressed the mediaeval curse of discord, and the ideal of a righteous rule. It is only necessary to read the "Diario Sanese" of Allegretto Allegretti in order to see that he drew no fancy picture. The torchlight procession of burghers swearing amity by couples in the cathedral there described, receives exact pictorial illustration in the fresco of the Sala della Pace[148]. Siena, by her bloody factions and her passionate peacemakings, ...
— Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3 - The Fine Arts • John Addington Symonds

... speaking, somebody in the next room has begun to play the finale of Beethoven's Sonata in D-minor (Op. 31, No. 3). The allegretto is first played piano, then more forte, and at last passionately, ...
— Plays by August Strindberg, Second series • August Strindberg

... drone, morceau^, terzetto^. composer &c 413; musician &c 416. V. compose, perform &c 416; attune. Adj. musical; instrumental, vocal, choral, lyric, operatic; harmonious &c 413; Wagnerian. Adv. adagio; largo, larghetto, andante, andantino^; alla capella [It]; maestoso^, moderato; allegro, allegretto; spiritoso^, vivace^, veloce^; presto, prestissimo^; con brio; capriccioso^; scherzo, scherzando^; legato, staccato, crescendo, diminuendo, rallentando^, affettuoso^; obbligato; pizzicato; desto^. Phr. ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

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

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