noun, plural al·le·gret·tos.
- allegro, l',
Origin of allegretto
Examples from the Web for allegretto
The Scherzo is clever and effective, and the Allegretto cantabile, though the last, is scarcely the best of the four movements.The Pianoforte Sonata|J.S. Shedlock
This Allegretto is continued until the theme is taken up in C minor.Life of Beethoven|Anton Schindler
Allegretto energicamente, two-four, a merry, quick-step movement of two eight-bar periods.Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work|Stephen Samuel Stratton
Simple as the Allegretto appears in its suggestion of halting dance, the intent in the episodes is of the subtlest.Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies|Philip H. Goepp
The first of the Eastern dances (allegretto quasi andante) is based upon a Turkish song in 6-8 measure.The Russian Opera|Rosa Newmarch
noun plural -tos
Word Origin for allegretto
1740, from Italian allegretto, diminutive of allegro (q.v.).