andantino

[ ahn-dahn-tee-noh, an-dan-; Italian ahn-dahn-tee-naw ]
/ ˌɑn dɑnˈti noʊ, ˌæn dæn-; Italian ˌɑn dɑnˈti nɔ /
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
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andantino

/ (ˌændænˈtiːnəʊ) music /

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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