Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In music: A short adagio.
  • noun An indication of time, signifying somewhat faster than adagio.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun music A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played more lighthearted than adagio.
  • noun music A passage having this mark.
  • adverb music More lighthearted than adagio.
  • adjective music Describing a passage having this mark.

Etymologies

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Borrowing from Italian adagietto.

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