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, more, traditionally) An expressive mark indicating that a passage is to be played in a lively or happy manner, not necessarily quickly.
  3. (music) A passage having this mark.
    • 1910 January 12, Ameen Rihani, “Subtranscendental”, in The Book of Khalid, New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead and Company, published October 1911, OCLC 6412012, book the second (In the Temple), page 116:
      And what mean these outbursts and objurgations of his, you will ask; these suggestions, furtive, rhapsodical, mystical; this furibund allegro about Money, Mediums, and Bohemia; [...]

TranslationsEdit

AdverbEdit

allegro (not comparable)

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

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AdjectiveEdit

allegro (not comparable)

  1. (music) in a quick and lively manner

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FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian allegro, itself borrowed from French allègre.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

allegro m (plural allegros)

  1. allegro

AdverbEdit

allegro

  1. allegro

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. cheerful
  2. mirthful

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: αλέγρος (alégros)

AnagramsEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian allegro.

AdverbEdit

allegro

  1. (music) allegro

NounEdit

allegro m (definite singular allegroen, indefinite plural allegroar, definite plural allegroane)

  1. (music) an allegro

Usage notesEdit

  • Prior to a revision in 2020, this noun was also considered grammatically neuter.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Language Council of Norway, Spelling decisions since 2012 (in Norwegian, retrieved 12.21.20)

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian allegro. Doublet of alegre.

AdjectiveEdit

allegro (plural allegro, comparable)

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

AdverbEdit

allegro (not comparable)

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

NounEdit

allegro m (plural allegros)

  1. (music) allegro (a passage to be played in a quick, lively tempo)