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31 terms

Musical Terms

A list of musical terms in both Italian and English.
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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