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allegro

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noun al·le·gro \ə-ˈle-(ˌ)grō, -ˈlā-\

Definition of allegro

plural

allegros

  1. :  a musical composition or movement in allegro tempo

Examples of allegro in a sentence

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

1683

First Known Use of allegro

1683


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allegro

adverb or adjective al·le·gro

Definition of allegro

  1. :  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


First Known Use: circa 1721


ALLEGRO Defined for English Language Learners

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allegro

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

Definition of allegro for English Language Learners

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


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allegro

adverb or adjective al·le·gro

Definition of allegro for English Language Learners

  • music : in a quick and lively way


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