agitato

adverb or adjective
ag·​i·​ta·​to | \ ˌa-jə-ˈtä-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce agitato (audio) \

Definition of agitato

: in a restless and agitated manner used as a direction in music

First Known Use of agitato

circa 1801, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agitato

borrowed from Italian, "agitated," from past participle of agitare "to disturb, agitate"

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“Agitato.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agitato. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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