adverb[usually with negative] Music
(In directions) too much; excessively.
- The opening Allegro non troppo is particularly memorable whilst the Andante has some moments of true poetic beauty.
- Of course, Shostakovich's biting and grotesque satire rears its head as well, particularly in the 3rd Movement Allegro non troppo.
- The relentless energy and fury of the Allegro non troppo recalled the Scherzo of Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony.
ma non troppo
- Pronunciation: /mä ˌnôn ˈtrôpō/(As a direction) but not too much (used to suggest moderate application of another direction): allegro ma non troppoMore example sentences
- The passage should be played allegro ma non troppo.
- The first movement, slightly over five minutes in duration, is played Allegro ma non troppo.
Words that rhyme with troppooppo, topo
adjectiveAustralian/New Zealand informal
Mentally disturbed, supposedly as a result of spending too much time in a tropical climate: have you gone troppo?
More example sentences
- Nan went troppo, picked him up and threw him across the verandah.
- Before long the first fish was landed on the bank, a beauty of 7kg and about a metre long, this started a fishing frenzy and the kids went troppo chasing and riding oversized carp all over the tank.
- The ladies in the crowd went troppo.
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