Andante meaning

än-däntā, ăn-dăntē
In a moderately slow tempo, usually considered to be slower than allegretto but faster than adagio. Used chiefly as a direction.
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An andante passage or movement.
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Moderate in tempo; slower than allegretto but faster than adagio.
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An andante movement or passage.
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(music) A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played in a moderately slow tempo; faster than adagio but slower than allegretto.
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(music) A passage having this mark.
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(music) Played at a moderately slow tempo.
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(music) Describing a passage having this mark.
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Origin of andante

  • Italian from present participle of andare to walk ultimately perhaps from Latin ambulāre ambhi in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary