Definition of andantino in English:

andantino

adverb

Music
  • (especially as a direction) in a manner that is more lighthearted than andante, and in most cases quicker.

    ‘the slow movement is marked andantino’
    • ‘Prelude #7, andantino, in E Major, for example, is only sixteen measures long.’

Pronunciation

andantino

/ˌändänˈtēnō/ /ˌɑndɑnˈtinoʊ/

adjective

Music
  • Lighter than andante, and usually quicker.

    • ‘the ominous sadness of the andantino second movement was beautifully paced’

Pronunciation

andantino

/ˌändänˈtēnō/ /ˌɑndɑnˈtinoʊ/

nounplural noun andantinos

Music
  • A movement or composition marked to be played andantino.

    ‘A gentle and lyrical andantino in triple time with a lilting rhythm and an emotional central section ended intimately, in stillness.’
    • ‘Perlman fairly sailed through these andantinos and caprices, using each one to showcase yet another aspect of his extraordinary mastery of the instrument.’

Pronunciation

andantino

/ˌändänˈtēnō/ /ˌɑndɑnˈtinoʊ/

Origin

Italian, diminutive of andante.