Etymology
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allegretto

1740, from Italian allegretto, diminutive of allegro "brisk, sprightly" (q.v.), so, "not so quick as allegro."

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Definitions of allegretto
1
allegretto (n.)
a quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro;
allegretto (n.)
a musical composition or musical passage to be performed at a somewhat quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro;
2
allegretto (adv.)
in a moderately quick tempo;
play this more allegretto
3
allegretto (adj.)
(of tempo) faster than allegro;
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