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[Italian ve-law-che]
  1. played at a fast tempo (used as a musical direction).
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Origin of veloce

1815–25; < Italian < Latin vēlōcem, accusative of vēlōx quick
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Examples from the Web for veloce

Historical Examples

  • I hope soon to hear good news from you, not in allegro time, but veloce prestissimo.

    Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826 Vol. 2

    Lady Wallace

  • The words rapidamente, brillante and volante (flying) have the same meaning as veloce.

  • I trust to hear from you not only as fast as allegro, but veloce prestissimo, and good tidings too.

    Life of Beethoven

    Anton Schindler

British Dictionary definitions for veloce


adjective, adverb
  1. music to be played rapidly
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Word Origin

from Italian, from Latin vēlōx quick
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