Definition of andantino in English:

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andantino

Pronunciation: /ˌandanˈtiːnəʊ/
Music

adverb& adjective

(Especially as a direction) lighter than andante, and usually quicker.
Example sentences
  • Prelude #7, andantino, in E Major, for example, is only sixteen measures long.

noun (plural andantinos)

A movement or passage marked to be performed andantino.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Italian, diminutive of andante.

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