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[mohl-toh; Italian mawl-taw]
adverb Music.
  1. very: molto adagio; molto allegro.
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Origin of molto

1795–1805; < Italian < Latin multum, adv. use of accusative singular neuter of multus much
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  1. music (preceded or followed by a musical direction, esp a tempo marking) veryallegro molto; molto adagio
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Word Origin for molto

from Italian, from Latin multum (adv) much
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