Origin of andanteIt, present participle of andare, to walk ; from Vulgar Latin ambitare, to go about ; from Classical Latin ambitus: see ambit
& adj.Abbr. and.
Origin of andanteItalian, from present participle of andare, to walk, ultimately perhaps from Latin ambulare; see ambhi in Indo-European roots.
- (music) Played at a moderately slow tempo.
- (music) Describing a passage having this mark.