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animato

[ah-nuh-mah-toh, an-uh-; Italian ah-nee-mah-taw] /ˌɑ nəˈmɑ toʊ, ˌæn ə-; Italian ˌɑ niˈmɑ tɔ/
adjective, Music.
1.
animated; lively.
Abbreviation: anim.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < Italian < L. See animate
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British Dictionary definitions for animato

animato

/ˌænɪˈmɑːtəʊ/
adjective, adverb
1.
(music) (to be performed) in a lively manner
Word Origin
Italian
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