[ non trop-oh, troh-poh, nohn troh-poh; Italian nawn trawp-paw ]
/ nɒn ˈtrɒp oʊ, ˈtroʊ poʊ, noʊn ˈtroʊ poʊ; Italian nɔn ˈtrɔp pɔ /
not too much: allegro non troppo.
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Origin of non troppo
Borrowed into English from Italian around 1850–55
Words nearby non troppo
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British Dictionary definitions for non troppo
/ (ˈnɒn ˈtrɒpəʊ) /
music (preceded by a musical direction, esp a tempo marking) not to be observed too strictly (esp in the phrases allegro ma non troppo, adagio ma non troppo)
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