Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In a tempo variously construed as slightly faster or slower than andante. Used chiefly as a direction.
  • n. An andantino passage or movement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. A tempo that is slighty faster than andante but slower than moderato.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Rather quicker than andante; between that allegretto.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In music, somewhat slower than andante.
  • n. Properly, a movement somewhat slower than andante, but more frequently a movement not quite so slow as andante.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of tempo) moderately fast

Etymologies

Italian, diminutive of andante, andante; see andante.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian andantino, the diminutive of andante. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.