- brisk or rapid in tempo.
- an allegro movement.
Origin of allegro
Examples from the Web for allegro
The strings and the wind took up the Allegro, and Thayer rose.The Dominant Strain
Anna Chapin Ray
Tim's laugh was allegro and crescendo at the first, and staccato at the close.The Red Acorn
The allegro is metronomed -138, and it is very short and very wild.Contemporary American Composers
Allegro from the Concerto in F minor, composed and played by Chopin.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician
The first subject of the allegro movement is anything but pathetic.Descriptive Analyses of Piano Works
Edward Baxter Perry
- (to be performed) quickly, in a brisk lively manner
- a piece or passage to be performed in this manner
Word Origin and History for allegro
1680s as a musical term, from Italian allegro "cheerful, gay," from Latin alacrem (nominative alacer) "lively, cheerful, brisk" (see alacrity).
A brisk, lively musical tempo. Allegro is Italian for “cheerful.”