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andamento

[an-duh-men-toh; Italian ahn-dah-men-taw] /ˌæn dəˈmɛn toʊ; Italian ˌɑn dɑˈmɛn tɔ/
noun, plural andamentos Italian, andamenta
[an-duh-tah] /ˌæn də tɑ/ (Show IPA).
Music.
1.
an extended fugue subject.
2.
an episode in a fugue.
Origin
< Italian, equivalent to anda(re) to walk (see andante) + -mento -ment
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