from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Music In a restless, agitated style. Used chiefly as a direction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played in a restless agitated style.
- n. A passage having this mark.
- adv. Played in a restless agitated style.
- adj. Describing a passage having this mark.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sung or played in a restless, hurried, and spasmodic manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Agitated; restless: a word used in music, generally in combination with allegro or presto, to describe the character of a movement as broken, hurried, or restless in style.
Italian, past participle of agitare, from Latin agitāre, to agitate; see agitate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from Italian agitato. (Wiktionary)