allegro definition

  • adverb:
    • In an instant, vibrant tempo, typically considered to be quicker than allegretto but slowly than presto. Utilized mainly as a direction.
    • played in an instant, vibrant tempo
    • in an instant and lively tempo
  • noun:
    • An allegro passage or movement.
    • A tempo mark directing that a passage is usually to be played in a quick, lively tempo, quicker than allegretto but reduced than presto
    • In more traditional usage, an expressive tagging showing lively or joyfully, not necessarily fast or fast.
    • A passage having this level
    • A brisk action; a sprightly part or stress, the quickest except presto.
    • a brisk and vibrant tempo
    • a musical structure or music passageway to-be performed rapidly in a brisk lively manner
  • adjective:
    • describing a passage having this level
    • Brisk, lively.
    • (of tempo) fast
  • others:
    • In music, quick or quick.
    • Unique types of motion or style are indicated by adding other terms: as, allegro agitato, quick sufficient reason for agitation; allegro assai, very swift; allegro con brio or con fuoco, fast with character or strength; allegro con moto or allegro molto, with decided quickness; allegro vivace, quick along with vivacity; allegro giusto, fast, however with constant, also activity; allegro moderato, moderately fast; allegro ma non troppo, quick, although not extremely so.

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