Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In music:
  • Free; unrestrained: opposed to strict: as, a fuga sciolta (a free fugue).
  • Not legato; detached; staccato.

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

  • adjective music light, free and easy; without strictness or legato
  • adverb music played in such a manner
  • noun music a directive in a score specifying that the music is to be played in this manner

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Italian sciolto, from sciogliere ("to set free").

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