from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In a moderately quick tempo, usually considered to be slightly slower than allegro but faster than andante. Used chiefly as a direction.
- n. An allegretto passage or movement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. A direction in musical notation indicating that the musical piece should be played rather fast and lively.
- n. A movement in this time.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Quicker than andante, but not so quick as allegro.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, quicker in time than andante, but not so quick as allegro.
- n. A movement in such time.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of tempo) faster than allegro
- adv. in a moderately quick tempo
- n. a quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro
- n. a musical composition or musical passage to be performed at a somewhat quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro
Italian, diminutive of allegro, allegro; see allegro.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from Italian allegretto, diminutive form of allegro. (Wiktionary)