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moderato

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adverb or adjective mo·der·a·to \ˌmä-də-ˈrä-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of moderato

  1. :  moderate —used as a direction in music to indicate tempo



Origin and Etymology of moderato

Italian, from Latin moderatus


First Known Use: circa 1724


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