Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played more lighthearted than adagio.
  • n. A passage having this mark.
  • adv. More lighthearted than adagio.
  • adj. Describing a passage having this mark.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music: A short adagio.
  • n. An indication of time, signifying somewhat faster than adagio.

Etymologies

Borrowing from Italian adagietto. (Wiktionary)

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