noun, plural an·dan·tes.
Origin of andante
Examples from the Web for andante
Then comes an Andante with six variations, and the finale, consisting of a cheerful Rondo.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 2 (of 3)|Otto Jahn
The andante was also liked, but the last allegro still more so.The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vol. 1|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Andante is our favourite movement; we might compare it to a slumbering lily of the valley.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
Later comes a new rejoinder in livelier mood, till it is lost in a big, moving verse of the Andante song.Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies|Philip H. Goepp
In every symphony of Haydn the adagio or andante is sure to be repeated each time, after the most vehement encores.Haydn|J. Cuthbert Hadden
British Dictionary definitions for andante
Word Origin for andante
Word Origin and History for andante
musical direction, "moderately slow," 1742, from Italian andante, present participle of andare "to go," from Vulgar Latin ambitare (source of Spanish andar "to go"), from Latin ambitus, past participle of ambire "to go round, go about" (see ambient).