from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. light, free and easy; without strictness or legato
- adv. played in such a manner
- n. a directive in a score specifying that the music is to be played in this manner
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music:
- Free; unrestrained: opposed to strict: as, a fuga sciolta (a free fugue).
- Not legato; detached; staccato.
From Italian sciolto, from sciogliere ("to set free"). (Wiktionary)