noun (plural animatos or animati /-ˈmätē/)
A passage marked animato.
- 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.
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