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allegro

See also: Allegro, allégro, and allegrò

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian allegro.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

allegro (plural allegros)

  1. (music) A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played in a quick, lively tempo, faster than allegretto but slower than presto
  2. (music) In more traditional use, an expressive marking indicating lively or happily, not necessarily quick or fast.
  3. (music) A passage having this mark

AdverbEdit

allegro

  1. (music) played in a quick, lively tempo

AdjectiveEdit

allegro

  1. (music) describing a passage having this mark

FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian allegro

NounEdit

allegro m (plural allegros)

  1. allegro

AdverbEdit

allegro

  1. allegro

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing of French allègre, from Latin alacer (lively; happy, cheerful). Compare the inherited doublet alacre.

AdjectiveEdit

allegro m (feminine allegra, masculine plural allegri, feminine plural allegre)

  1. cheerful
  2. mirthful

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