noun, plural al·le·gros.
- allegro, l',
- allelic gene,
Origin of allegro
Examples from the Web for allegro
"Quoniam iniquitatem meam," an allegro, is the first air by me.The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vol. 1|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
When he returns to us it is with an allegro of trumpet calls.Franz Liszt|James Huneker
Instead, therefore, of resuming her place on the sofa, she asked Allegro to take her to the princess.The Title Market|Emily Post
Two graceful Minuets (the second taking the place of a Trio) follow, and the third movement is an Allegro in sonata-form.The Pianoforte Sonata|J.S. Shedlock
The first Allegro of the Concerto went very smoothly, and the audience rewarded him with thundering applause.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
noun plural -gros
Word Origin 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.”