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al·le·gret·to  audio  (l-grt, äl-) KEY  Music

ADVERB:
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ADJECTIVE:
In a moderately quick tempo, usually considered to be slightly slower than allegro but faster than andante. Used chiefly as a direction.
NOUN:
pl. al·le·gret·tos
An allegretto passage or movement.

ETYMOLOGY:
Italian, diminutive of allegro, allegro ; see allegro


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