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allegro

noun al·le·gro \ ə-ˈle-(ˌ)grō , -ˈlā- \

Definition of allegro

plural allegros
: a musical composition or movement in allegro tempo

Examples of allegro in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of allegro

1683


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allegro

adverb or adjective

Definition of allegro

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

Origin and Etymology of allegro

Italian, merry, from Vulgar Latin *alecrus lively, alteration of Latin alacr-, alacer


ALLEGRO Defined for English Language Learners

allegro

noun

Definition of allegro for English Language Learners

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


allegro

adverb

Definition of allegro for English Language Learners

  • music : in a quick and lively way


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