[moh-soh; Italian maws-saw]

adjective Music.

rapid; fast.

Origin of mosso

1875–80; < Italian, past participle of muovere to move Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mosso

Contemporary Examples of mosso

  • In true Italian style, Mosso asked: “Do the bells make you think of a prayer?”

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Historical Examples of mosso

British Dictionary definitions for mosso



music to be performed with rapiditySee also meno mosso

Word Origin for mosso

Italian, past participle of muovere to move
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