Tutti meaning

to͝o'tē
All. Used chiefly as a direction to indicate that all performers are to take part.
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An ensemble of musicians, in contrast to a soloist or group of soloists, in a concerto.
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A passage of ensemble music intended to be executed by all the performers simultaneously.
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For all instruments or voices.
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A musical passage to be played or sung by all performers.
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The tonal effect produced by the playing or singing of such a passage.
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(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.
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(music) A passage in which all members of an orchestra are playing.
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Origin of tutti

  • Italian pl. of tutto all from Vulgar Latin tōttus variant of Latin tōtus teutā- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Italian tutti.
    From Wiktionary