noun al·le·gro \ə-ˈle-(ˌ)grō, -ˈlā-\

: a piece of music that is played or performed in a quick and lively way

plural al·le·gros

Full Definition of ALLEGRO

:  a musical composition or movement in allegro tempo

Examples of ALLEGRO

  1. The symphony's first movement is an allegro.

First Known Use of ALLEGRO



adverb or adjective

music : in a quick and lively way

Full Definition of ALLEGRO

:  at a brisk lively tempo —used as a direction in music

Origin of ALLEGRO

Italian, merry, from Vulgar Latin *alecrus lively, alteration of Latin alacr-, alacer
First Known Use: circa 1721


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