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alternativo

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noun al·ter·na·ti·vo \(ˌ)äl-ˌter-nə-ˈtē-(ˌ)vō\

Definition of alternativo

  1. :  a musical middle section (such as a trio) that is followed by a repetition of the preceding section especially in an 18th-century dance movement (such as a minuet)

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Origin and Etymology of alternativo

Italian, alternative, from Medieval Latin alternativus — more at alternative


First Known Use: circa 1887


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adverb al·ter·na·ti·vo \(ˌ)äl-ˌter-nə-ˈtē-(ˌ)vō\

Definition of alternativo

  1. :  alternately —used as a direction in music to repeat a movement's first section (such as a minuet) following its second section (such as a trio)

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Circa 1823

First Known Use of alternativo

circa 1823


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