[ mod-uh-rah-toh ]
/ ˌmɒd əˈrɑ toʊ /

adjective Music.

moderate; in moderate time.


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Origin of moderato

1715–25; < Italian < Latin moderātus moderate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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