[ahn-dahn-tee-noh, an-dan-; Italian ahn-dahn-tee-naw]Music.
- slightly faster than andante.
- an andantino movement or piece.
Origin of andantino
1810–20; < Italian, equivalent to andan(te) andante + -ino diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for andantino
Especially graceful and tender is the Andantino, accompanied only by a quartet.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 2 (of 3)
And again, it has a coda pausing on the dominant chord and followed by an Andantino.The Pianoforte Sonata
Andantino gallantement, a crisp, staccato melody, with middle section in D major.
The second movement, Andantino con brio, in two-four measure is as bright and sparkling as the corresponding movement in No. 3.
At her solicitation he took her place at the instrument, and executed the andantino as few but professional artists could do.Samuel Brohl & Company
- (to be performed) slightly faster, or slightly more slowly, than andante
- a passage or piece to be performed in this manner
C19: diminutive of andante
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