[aj-i-tah-toh; Italian ah-jee-tah-taw]
- agitated; restless or hurried in movement or style.
Origin of agitato
1885–90; < Italian < Latin agitātus. See agitate
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Examples from the Web for agitato
It is broken in upon by a strange version of the great love song, agitato in oboes, losing all its queenly pace.
This solo with chorus of the conspirators is minor, mysterioso, and agitato; it is the most interesting bass solo of the opera.Stars of the Opera
The agitato finale means the close of the passage with a hurrying movement.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Literature
Ontario Ministry of Education
- music (to be performed) in an agitated manner
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