from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In a tempo variously construed as slightly faster or slower than andante. Used chiefly as a direction.
- n. An andantino passage or movement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. A tempo that is slighty faster than andante but slower than moderato.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Rather quicker than andante; between that allegretto.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, somewhat slower than andante.
- n. Properly, a movement somewhat slower than andante, but more frequently a movement not quite so slow as andante.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of tempo) moderately fast
The infectious vivace has twitchy outer sections surrounding a sobbing melody, while the andantino is a moving da capo aria for the violin.
Allegretto grazioso (quasi andantino) — Presto ma non assai — Tempo I (Wiener Philharmoniker/Bernstein).
_Andante_ (going, or walking, as contrasted with running) and _andantino_ -- indicating a moderately slow tempo.
The first four lines are andantino, the refrain allegro.
They sang together, too, Summer selecting the songs, which were adagio and andantino, a trifle sad, and relating to love or religion.
I can find "no lack of affinity" between the andantino and presto.
Then follows the slow movement, andantino and allegretto, bearing a motto,
Yes, I think it IS very sweet -- and very solemn and impressive, if you get the andantino and the pianissimo right.
I fancy that bravura singing was once his forte, which is even still perceptible in him, and so far as age admits of it he has a good chest and a long breath; and then his andantino!
I have just taught her an andantino cantabile of Bach's.