(Especially as a direction) in a moderately slow tempo.
- Presenter Jack O'Brien kept proceedings at a nice pace - andante you might say - while feeding us morsels of intriguing information.
- I glided out of the house andante in 3-4 time, nearly floating, dreamlike, toward my destination.
- He didn't know what a waltz was, or what it meant to play allegro instead of andante.
A movement or composition marked to be played andante.
- The tendency is usually to play the andantes too slowly, and the quick movements, scherzos, & c, too quickly.
- Though things improve, Serkin, lyrical in the outer movements, spoils the andante with heavy accents.
- The following ‘Largo’ runs longer than most, but I'd not have it a moment less: limpidly beautiful and, yes, a bit Romantic, like a Mendelssohn andante.
Italian, literally 'going', present participle of andare.
Words that rhyme with andanteAlicante, ante, anti, Ashanti, Bramante, Chianti, Dante, dilettante, Fante, Ferranti, infante, scanty, shanty (US chanty), spumante, vigilante, Zante
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