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allegro

Syllabification: al·le·gro
Pronunciation: /əˈleɡrō
 
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Music

Definition of allegro in English:

adjective& adverb

(Especially as a direction) at a brisk tempo.
Example sentences
  • When she returned to Mr. B's class, across the floor she sped in a moving allegro combination, executing triple pirouettes.
  • Her strengths shone through in this Coppelia, with its lightning petit allegro segments and pointe solos.
  • Though she rose slowly through the company ranks (appointed soloist in 1967 and principal in 1972), her brilliant allegro technique made her a natural Balanchine dancer.

noun (plural allegros)

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A passage or movement in an allegro tempo.
Example sentences
  • He couldn't write a symphonic allegro to save his life.
  • It was played with coloured lighting to guide us through the movements: red for the first allegro, blue for the quieter slow movement, and green with increasing orange for the finale.
  • The opening allegro was written in a white heat of inspiration, during a holiday in the mountains near Graz; he seems to have run out of manuscript paper, for the last 50 bars are scribbled out on dinner napkins.

Origin

Italian, literally 'lively, gay'.

Words that rhyme with allegro

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