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

  • adverb & adjective In moderate tempo that is slower than allegretto but faster than andante. Used chiefly as a direction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In music, at a moderate pace or tempo; when combined with other terms, moderately: as, allegro moderato, moderately fast. Abbreviated modern

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Mus.) With a moderate degree of quickness; moderately.
  • a little slower than allegro.
  • a little faster than andante.

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

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of tempo) moderate

Etymologies

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

[Italian, from Latin moderātus, moderate; see moderate.]

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