[non trop-oh, troh-poh, nohn troh-poh; Italian nawn trawp-paw]
not too much: allegro non troppo.
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- non prosequitur,
- non rep.,
- non repetatur,
- non seq.,
- non sequitur,
- non-a hepatitis,
- non-a, non-b hepatitis,
Origin of non troppo
Borrowed into English from Italian around 1850–55
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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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