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adverb or adjective

an·​dan·​ti·​no ˌän-ˌdän-ˈtē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce andantino (audio)
: slightly faster than andante
used as a direction in music


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plural andantinos
: a musical composition or movement in andantino tempo

Word History


Adverb or adjective

Italian, diminutive of andante

First Known Use

Adverb Or Adjective

1744, in the meaning defined above


1799, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of andantino was in 1744

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Cite this Entry

“Andantino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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