(Especially as a direction) more lighthearted than andante, and in most cases quicker.
- Prelude #7, andantino, in E Major, for example, is only sixteen measures long.
noun (plural andantinos)
A movement or composition marked to be played andantino.
- A gentle and lyrical andantino in triple time with a lilting rhythm and an emotional central section ended intimately, in stillness.
- Perlman fairly sailed through these andantinos and caprices, using each one to showcase yet another aspect of his extraordinary mastery of the instrument.
Italian, diminutive of andante.
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