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[aj-i-tah-toh; Italian ah-jee-tah-taw]
adjective Music.
  1. agitated; restless or hurried in movement or style.
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Origin of agitato

1885–90; < Italian < Latin agitātus. See agitate
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Examples from the Web for agitato

Historical Examples

  • It is broken in upon by a strange version of the great love song, agitato in oboes, losing all its queenly pace.

    Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies

    Philip H. Goepp

  • 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

    Mabel Wagnalls

  • The agitato finale means the close of the passage with a hurrying movement.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Literature

    Ontario Ministry of Education

British Dictionary definitions for agitato


adjective, adverb
  1. music (to be performed) in an agitated manner
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