[ahn-dahn-tee-noh, an-dan-; Italian ahn-dahn-tee-naw]Music.

adjective, adverb

slightly faster than andante.

noun, plural an·dan·ti·nos, Italian an·dan·ti·ni [ahn-dahn-tee-nee] /ˌɑn dɑnˈti ni/.

an andantino movement or piece.

Origin of andantino

1810–20; < Italian, equivalent to andan(te) andante + -ino diminutive suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for andantino

Historical Examples of andantino

  • Especially graceful and tender is the Andantino, accompanied only by a quartet.

  • And again, it has a coda pausing on the dominant chord and followed by an Andantino.

  • Andantino gallantement, a crisp, staccato melody, with middle section in D major.

    Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work

    Stephen Samuel Stratton

  • The second movement, Andantino con brio, in two-four measure is as bright and sparkling as the corresponding movement in No. 3.

    Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work

    Stephen Samuel Stratton

  • At her solicitation he took her place at the instrument, and executed the andantino as few but professional artists could do.

British Dictionary definitions for andantino


adjective, adverb

(to be performed) slightly faster, or slightly more slowly, than andante

noun plural -nos

a passage or piece to be performed in this manner

Word Origin for andantino

C19: diminutive of andante
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