moderate in tempo; slower than allegretto but faster than adagio: often used as a musical direction
Origin of andanteIt, present participle of andare, to walk ; from Vulgar Latin ambitare, to go about ; from Classical Latin ambitus: see ambit
an andante movement or passage
& adj.Abbr. and.
In a moderately slow tempo, usually considered to be slower than allegretto but faster than adagio. Used chiefly as a direction.
An andante passage or movement.
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.