[too-tee; Italian toot-tee]Music.


all; all the voices or instruments together.
intended for or performed by all (or most of) the voices or instruments together, as a passage or movement in concert music (opposed to solo).

noun, plural tut·tis.

a tutti passage or movement.
the tonal product or effect of a tutti performance.

Nearby words

  1. tutorial,
  2. tutorial system,
  3. tutoyer,
  4. tutsan,
  5. tutsi,
  6. tutti-frutti,
  7. tutto,
  8. tutty,
  9. tutu,
  10. tutu, desmond mpilo

Origin of tutti

1715–25; < Italian, plural of tutto all

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adjective, adverb

music to be performed by the whole orchestra, choir, etcCompare soli

Word Origin for tutti

C18: from Italian, pl of tutto all, from Latin tōtus

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