for all instruments or voices: often used as a musical direction
Origin of tuttiItalian (pl. of tutto), literally , all ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form tottus for Classical Latin totus, all, whole: see total
- a musical passage to be played or sung by all performers
- the tonal effect produced by the playing or singing of such a passage
All. Used chiefly as a direction to indicate that all performers are to take part.
- An ensemble of musicians, in contrast to a soloist or group of soloists, in a concerto.
- A passage of ensemble music intended to be executed by all the performers simultaneously.
Origin of tuttiItalian, pl. of tutto, all, from Vulgar Latin *t&omacron;ttus, variant of Latin t&omacron;tus; see teuta- in Indo-European roots.
- (music) All together. Indicates that the remainder of a group should join in playing after a solo or other passage with a reduced number of voices.
From Italian tutti.