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tutti

[ too-tee; Italian toot-tee ]
/ ˈtu ti; Italian ˈtut ti /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of tutti

1715–25; <Italian, plural of tutto all
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British Dictionary definitions for tutti

tutti
/ (ˈtʊtɪ) /

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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