moderato

[ mod-uh-rah-toh ]
/ ˌmɒd əˈrɑ toʊ /
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adjective Music.

moderate; in moderate time.

Nearby words

  1. moderate-income,
  2. moderately,
  3. moderation,
  4. moderationist,
  5. moderations,
  6. moderator,
  7. modern,
  8. modern apprenticeship,
  9. modern art,
  10. modern cut

Origin of moderato

1715–25; < Italian < Latin moderātus moderate

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British Dictionary definitions for moderato

moderato

/ (ˌmɒdəˈrɑːtəʊ) /

adverb music

at a moderate tempo
(preceded by a tempo marking) a direction indicating that the tempo specified is to be used with restraintallegro moderato

Word Origin for moderato

C18: from Italian, from Latin moderātus; see moderate

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