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

  • adv. Music With motion or animation. Used chiefly as a direction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In music, rapid: as, piu mosso, more rapid; meno mosso, less rapid.

Etymologies

Italian, past participle of muovere, to move, from Latin movēre; see meuə- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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