[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).
- a tutti passage or movement.
- the tonal product or effect of a tutti performance.
Origin of tutti
1715–25; < Italian, plural of tutto all
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Examples from the Web for tutti
But even in the midst of his ungovernable rage, Tutti's voice reached him.Soap-Bubble Stories
I shall never feel any love for Croisenois, Caylus, and tutti quanti.The Red and the Black
What shall I say to you of the politics of M. Ollivier and tutti quanti?Letters to an Unknown
No. 1: that's an overture for tutti; say, 'The Caliph of Bagdad.'
In all these the basic principle is the contrasting of the tutti and solo sections, which sustain a kind of dialogue.Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work
Stephen Samuel Stratton
- music to be performed by the whole orchestra, choir, etcCompare soli
C18: from Italian, pl of tutto all, from Latin tōtus