adjective or adverb
tut·​ti | \ ˈtü-tē How to pronounce tutti (audio) , ˈtu̇-; ˈtü-ˌtē, ˈtu̇- How to pronounce tutti (audio) \

Definition of tutti

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: with all voices or instruments performing together used as a direction in music



Definition of tutti (Entry 2 of 2)

: a passage or section performed by all the performers

Examples of tutti in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective or adverb Inject a little tutti frutti into your every day with a simple silk tube skirt for the office or a cotton dress for your next brunch al fresco. Vogue, 9 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The lone call of the magic horn that sounds at its outset trails off into a misty landscape, a trickling brook, a waking dawn and the blunt-force thwack of a cold-water tutti. Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2022 Ori Friedman’s Berry Spiced Red Sangria Not your everyday tutti-frutti sangria, this is a high-octane recipe suitable for your sipping enjoyment and as a last-line-of-defense culinary asset. Beth Segal, cleveland, 8 Oct. 2020 But Reimann achieves an exemplary balance by alternating his scalding eruptions of vocal power (which in general are sparsely accompanied, sometimes by percussion alone) with full-throttle tutti blasts from the orchestra. Matthew Aucoin, The New York Review of Books, 7 Dec. 2019 Cocktails such as a passion-fruit gimlet tend toward the tutti-fruity, in an island-appropriate way. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, 15 Nov. 2019 Kappo di tutti Kappo Osen will open on Sept. 21 in Santa Monica from the owners of Osen Izakaya in Silver Lake. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2019 The dinners were quintessentially Southern—and always ended with tutti frutti ice cream and a layer cake. al, 20 Aug. 2019 Per negare il consenso a tutti o ad alcuni cookie o anche solo per saperne di più fai clic qui. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, 10 July 2018 Winning tutti fruitti instead of stinky socks brought out some of the biggest smiles and loudest cheers. Barbara Henry, sandiegouniontribune.com, 8 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of tutti

Adjective or adverb

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above


1816, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tutti

Adjective or adverb

Italian, masculine plural of tutto all, from Vulgar Latin *tottus, alteration of Latin totus

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The first known use of tutti was circa 1724

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Last Updated

21 May 2022

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“Tutti.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tutti. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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