Definition of animato in English:

animato

Syllabification: a·ni·ma·to
Pronunciation: /ˌanəˈmätō
 
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Music

adjective & adverb

  • (Especially as a direction) in an animated manner.
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    • Più animato [It.] A directive to a musician perform a specific passage of a composition more animato, or animated.

noun (plural animatos or animati /-ˈmätē/)

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  • A passage marked animato.
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    • The music begins with an allegro animato which is reflective and oriental in its delicacy, but also contains more dramatic percussive music.
    • In the concluding Allegro animato, he captured the Norwegian folk qualities of the music with zest.
    • The same is true at the opening of the Finale: Allegro moderato molto e marcato, where even longer annotated phrase spans should exactly match with the lead in to the poco animato.

Origin

Italian.

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