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[tahn-toh; Italian tahn-taw]
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adverb Music.
  1. (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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  1. too muchallegro ma non tanto See non troppo
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Word Origin

C19: from Italian, from Latin tantum so much
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