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andantino

[ahn-dahn-tee-noh, an-dan-; Italian ahn-dahn-tee-naw] /ˌɑn dɑnˈti noʊ, ˌæn dæn-; Italian ˌɑn dɑnˈti nɔ/
adjective, adverb
1.
slightly faster than andante.
noun, plural andantinos Italian, andantini
[ahn-dahn-tee-nee] /ˌɑn dɑnˈti ni/ (Show IPA)
2.
an andantino movement or piece.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Italian, equivalent to andan(te) andante + -ino diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for andantino

andantino

/ˌændænˈtiːnəʊ/
adjective, adverb
1.
(to be performed) slightly faster, or slightly more slowly, than andante
noun (pl) -nos
2.
a passage or piece to be performed in this manner
Word Origin
C19: diminutive of andante
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