con moto


con mo·​to kän-ˈmō-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce con moto (audio)
: with movement : in a spirited manner
used as a direction in music

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Phrases in the Andante con moto were nicely tapered, and the Menuetto properly danced at one beat per measure. Dallas News, 18 Sep. 2022 The third and fourth were a showcase of bustling internal mechanics — especially the andante con moto third, in which the violins seem eager to identify as woodwinds. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2022 The violin started the Andante con moto with a children’s-march-like melody that reappeared in four variations for various soloists before the movement ended with a lilting 6/8 Allegretto coda., 8 Nov. 2021 Written in four movements, this delightful half-hour piece takes the form of a symphony, with an opening Adagio–Allegro, an Andante con moto slow movement, a Scherzo, and an Adagio–Allegro finale., 8 Nov. 2021

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Word History



First Known Use

circa 1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of con moto was circa 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Con moto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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