Allegro



brisk or rapid in tempo.
an allegro movement.
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Historical Examples

Milton presented two distinct poems, though allied by antithesis, and Penseroso does not speak until allegro has finished.
The Standard Cantatas George P. Upton

The strings and the wind took up the allegro, and Thayer rose.
The Dominant Strain Anna Chapin Ray

It finally ends in an allegro coda that abounds in brilliant and difficult writing.
Camilla: A Tale of a Violin Charles Barnard

allegro from the Concerto in F minor, composed and played by Chopin.
Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician Frederick Niecks

Lassus introduced such musical terms as allegro and Adagio into music and brought chromatic elements into musical composition.
The Century of Columbus James J. Walsh

The first subject of the allegro movement is anything but pathetic.
Descriptive Analyses of Piano Works Edward Baxter Perry

The second part (allegro grazioso, 3-4), although light and cheerful, does not approach the first in originality and depth.
Life Of Mozart, Vol. 1 (of 3) Otto Jahn

We may call them the allegro and the Penseroso of the waltz.
Descriptive Analyses of Piano Works Edward Baxter Perry

Instead, therefore, of resuming her place on the sofa, she asked allegro to take her to the princess.
The Title Market Emily Post

The first allegro must be fiery, and the last as quick as possible.
Life Of Mozart, Vol. 2 (of 3) Otto Jahn

adjective, adverb
(to be performed) quickly, in a brisk lively manner
noun (pl) -gros
a piece or passage to be performed in this manner

1680s as a musical term, from Italian allegro “cheerful, gay,” from Latin alacrem (nominative alacer) “lively, cheerful, brisk” (see alacrity).
allegro [(uh-leg-roh, uh-lay-groh)]

A brisk, lively musical tempo. Allegro is Italian for “cheerful.”
operating system
The code name for the major Mac OS release due in mid-1998.
(http://devworld.apple.com/mkt/informed/appledirections/mar97/roadmap.html).
(1997-10-15)

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