Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective In a grand and noble style. Used chiefly as a direction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Grand: in music, a word indicating passages to be so rendered.

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  • noun music A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played in a grand and noble style
  • noun music A passage having this mark
  • adverb music played in this style
  • adjective music describing a passage having this mark

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian; see grandiose.]

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Italian grandioso, from Latin grandis ("great, grand") (English grand).

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