from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. All. Used chiefly as a direction to indicate that all performers are to take part.
- n. An ensemble of musicians, in contrast to a solist or group of solists, in a concerto.
- n. A passage of ensemble music intended to be executed by all the performers simultaneously.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. All together. Indicates that the remainder of a group should join in playing after a solo or other passage with a reduced number of voices.
- n. A passage in which all members of an orchestra are playing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. All; -- a direction for all the singers or players to perform together.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, all the voices or instruments together; concerted: opposed to solo.
- n. A concerted movement or passage intended for or performed by all the voices or instruments together, or by most of them: opposed to solo.
Italian, pl. of tutto, all, from Vulgar Latin *tōttus, variant of Latin tōtus; see teutā- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian tutti. (Wiktionary)