Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary


adverb or adjective ag·i·ta·to \ˌa-jə-ˈtä-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of agitato

  1. :  in a restless and agitated manner —used as a direction in music

Origin and Etymology of agitato

Italian, literally, agitated, from Latin agitatus

First Known Use: circa 1801

Rhymes with agitato

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up agitato? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).