adverb (or adjective)

: with freedom and without strictness
used as a direction in music
: with detachment and without legato in musical performance

Word History


Italian (past participle of sciogliere to loosen), from Latin exsolutus, past participle of exsolvere to loosen, untie release

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“Sciolto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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