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A list of musical terms in both Italian and English.

adagio

slowly

lento

slowly

largo

broadly

andante

easy walking pace

moderato

moderate speed

allegretto

moderately fast

allegro

fast and lively

vivace

lively

vivo

lively

presto

very fast

accelerando

gradually faster

rallentando

gradually slower

ritardando

gradually slower

ritenuto

immediately slower

allargando

broader

piu mosso

faster

meno mosso

slower

a tempo

to original speed

legato

smooth, connected

staccato

short, detached

mezzo staccato

moderately short, detached

cantabile

singing style

maestoso

majestic

sostenuto

sustained

leggiero

lightly

sempre

always

poco

a little

molto

very

senza

without

dal segno

go to sign

dal capo al fine

go to start, finish at fine

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