American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Music In a graceful, smooth manner. Used chiefly as a direction.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Graceful: in music, a word indicating a passage which is to be executed elegantly and gracefully. Also gratiosa.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. Mus. Gracefully; smoothly; elegantly.
- Italian grazi(a) (Wiktionary)
- Italian, from Latin grātiōsus, gracious, agreeable; see gracious. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Allegretto grazioso (quasi andantino) — Presto ma non assai — Tempo I (Wiener Philharmoniker/Bernstein).”
“He marked the movement allegretto grazioso, ma non troppo presto, pero non troppo adagio, cosi-cosi, con molto garbo ed espressione.”
“August 14, 2006 at 10:30 pm only the live socialists cast shadows? barista grazioso says:”
““Hey, Hugo, can you take it like a man?” barista grazioso says:”
“The first forty-five and a half bars are for the orchestra, allegro moderato e grazioso.”
“_Allegro ma grazioso_ -- an _allegro_ played in graceful style.”
“_Andante grazioso_ -- moderately slow, and gracefully.”
“But even more charming -- _più grazioso, _ the biographer calls it -- was the incident when he once asked a father whether he would give his son to Saint Pasquale.”
“Khalifah is a Fallah-grazioso of normal assurance shrewd withal; he blunders like an Irishman of the last generation and he uses the first epithet that comes to his tongue.”
“At one point in Lulu's career, the composer who is her latest conquest fondles her body and applies musical markings to its various sectors: her ankles, he says, should be played grazioso, her knees misterioso, her breasts cantabile, while a steady rhythmical andante conducts love towards its targeted climax.”
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