[tahn-toh; Italian tahn-taw]
- (of a musical direction) too much; so much.
Origin of tanto
1875–80; Italian < Latin tantum so much
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Examples from the Web for tanto
Then, as she started back by the way she had come: Come, Tanto, we must be going.
Before she could repeat it, she heard Tanto utter a fierce growl, and the next minute felt her captor fall.
Tanto led the way up a little hill and down the other side to a ravine of some depth.
Up this bank Tanto scrambled, and, with nose to the ground, emitted several sharp barks.
Bending over Tanto, the girl said in a firm, low voice: Go home, Tanto!
- too muchallegro ma non tanto See non troppo
C19: from Italian, from Latin tantum so much
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