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tanto

[ tahn-toh; Italian tahn-taw ]
/ ˈtɑn toʊ; Italian ˈtɑn tɔ /
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adverb Music.
(of a musical direction) too much; so much.
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Origin of tanto

1875–80; Italian <Latin tantum so much
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British Dictionary definitions for tanto

tanto
/ (ˈtæntəʊ, Italian ˈtanto) /

adverb
too muchallegro ma non tanto See non troppo

Word Origin for tanto

C19: from Italian, from Latin tantum so much
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