See also: Allegro, allégro, and allegrò

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed 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

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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

Borrowed from Italian allegro, itself borrowed from French allègre.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

allegro m (plural allegros)

  1. allegro

AdverbEdit

allegro

  1. allegro

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed 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)

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PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed 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)