sciolto

adverb (or adjective) sciol·to \ˈshȯl(ˌ)tō\

Definition of sciolto

  1. 1 :  with freedom and without strictness —used as a direction in music

  2. 2 :  with detachment and without legato in musical performance

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Origin and Etymology of sciolto

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


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