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- adj. light, free and easy; without strictness or legato
- adv. played in such a manner
- n. a directive in a score specifying that the music is to be played in this manner
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music:
- Free; unrestrained: opposed to strict: as, a fuga sciolta (a free fugue).
- Not legato; detached; staccato.
In Berlin è il loro ultimo singolo, uscito per The Beggars Group, anche se il gruppo sembra essersi sciolto.
That garment is the volto sciolto; an imposing air, an elegant politeness, easy and engaging manners, universal attention, an insinuating gentleness, and all those je ne sais quoi that compose the GRACES.
The other is the volto sciolto a pensieri stretti.
Volto sciolto con pensieri stretti, is a most useful maxim in business.
Polite manners, a versatility of mind, a complaisance even to enemies, and the volto sciolto, with the pensieri stretti, are only to be learned at courts, and must be well learned by whoever would either shine or thrive in them.
Great caution is therefore necessary; and if, to great caution, you can join seeming frankness and openness, you will unite what Machiavel reckons very difficult but very necessary to be united; volto sciolto e pensieri stretti.
The height of abilities is to have volto sciolto and pensieri stretti; that is, a frank, open, and ingenuous exterior, with a prudent interior; to be upon your own guard, and yet, by a seeming natural openness, to put people off theirs.
These are reserves and cautions very necessary to have, but very imprudent to show; the volto sciolto should accompany them.
An analogous observation can be made for English blank verse and for the corresponding verse form, endecasillabo sciolto.
"Il volto sciolto ed i pensieri stretti," declared Giuseppe with gloom.