allegro

[uh-ley-groh, uh-leg-roh; Italian ahl-le-graw] Music.

Origin:
1625–35; < Italian < Latin alacer brisk. Cf. alacrity

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Allegro, L'

[lah-ley-groh, la-]
noun
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allegro (əˈleɪɡrəʊ, -ˈlɛɡ-)
 
adj, —adv
1.  (to be performed) quickly, in a brisk lively manner
 
n , -gros
2.  a piece or passage to be performed in this manner
 
[C17: from Italian: cheerful, from Latin alacer brisk, lively]

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allegro
1680s as a musical term, from It. allegro "cheerful, gay," from L. alacer (fem. alacris) "lively, cheerful, brisk" (see alacrity).
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allegro [(uh-leg-roh, uh-lay-groh)]

A brisk, lively musical tempo. Allegro is Italian for “cheerful.”

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Allegro definition

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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Example sentences
It slides effortlessly from allegro to adagio, the pace quickening and slowing with each turn.
Allegro non troppo the first movement is in the concerto variant of sonata form.
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