Definition of agitato in English:

agitato

Syllabification: a·gi·ta·to
Pronunciation: /ˌajiˈtätō
 
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adverb & adjective

Music
  • (Especially as a direction after a tempo marking) in an agitated manner: allegro agitato
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    • The same goes for the Allegretto fantastico which is also quite ravishing and all is rounded off in a Molto allegro agitato that brings the work to an extremely satisfying conclusion.
    • The long middle movement, marked allegro agitato, and associated by Bloch with Yom Kippur, has an intense and clamorous opening but the mood alternated between that and pensive intervals.
    • The Allegro agitato is a study in broken symmetry.

Origin

Italian, literally 'agitated'.

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