from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played more lighthearted than adagio.
- n. A passage having this mark.
- adv. More lighthearted than adagio.
- adj. Describing a passage having this mark.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music: A short adagio.
- n. An indication of time, signifying somewhat faster than adagio.
Yet I felt strangely unmoved, even during the celebrated, shimmering adagietto.
_Larghetto_ (_i. e._, _a little largo_) and _adagietto_ (_a little adagio_) -- a slow tempo, but not quite so slow as
And in the Fifth Symphony, one of those in which he called for no vocal performers, he nevertheless managed to vary and expand the conventional suite by preceding the first allegro with a march, and separating and relieving the gargantuan scherzo and rondo with an adagietto for strings alone.
Cecil playing his favourite tune: the adagietto from Mahler's 5th on a scratchy old vinyl LP of a performance of the Columbia Symphony conducted by Bruno Walter.
_larghetto_ (diminutive of _largo_) _adagietto_ (diminutive of _adagio_)