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

  • adv. Music Very; much. Used chiefly in directions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Much; very.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In music, very; much: as, allegro molto, very fast.

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

  • adv. much


Italian, from Latin multum, from neuter of multus, many, much; see mel-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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