non troppo

adverb or adjective

non trop·​po ˌnän-ˈtrȯ-(ˌ)pō How to pronounce non troppo (audio)
: without excess
used to qualify a direction in music

Examples of non troppo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the opening tempo was more Andante than the marked Allegro non troppo. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 5 May 2023 In archival footage, the chubby young Perlman is shown dazzling Sullivan with a virtuoso performance of the Allegretto non troppo from Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. Peter Keough,, 22 Mar. 2018

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Word History


Italian, literally, not too much

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of non troppo was in 1804

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“Non troppo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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