- moderate; in moderate time.
Origin of moderato
1715–25; < Italian < Latin moderātus moderate
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Examples from the Web for moderato
Allegro moderato, which is built substantially on the chief theme (solo 'cello).Franz Liszt
It ends in a brilliant cadenza, that leads to the theme in moderato time.
In the first long movement (an Allegro moderato) there is no repeat.The Pianoforte Sonata
Opposite in feeling is the descending motive of strings, Moderato con anima (9/8).
A long cadenza leads to the last movement in moderato time and in the key of E.
- at a moderate tempo
- (preceded by a tempo marking) a direction indicating that the tempo specified is to be used with restraintallegro moderato
C18: from Italian, from Latin moderātus; see moderate
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