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Definition of "allegro" []

  • In a quick, lively tempo, usually considered to be faster than allegretto but slower than presto. Used chiefly as a direction. (adverb)
  • An allegro passage or movement. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "allegro" in a sentence
  • "In music, the term allegro meant quick, lively, and she was that."
  • "The third part of the class is called allegro, and that consists of fast work, combinations, sequences of steps with the big jumps and turns that make ballet impressive."
  • "For example, what can be more irrational than the general term allegro, which only means lively; and how far we often are from comprehending the real time, so that the piece itself contradicts the designation."