(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.’
Lighter than andante, and usually quicker.
- ‘the ominous sadness of the andantino second movement was beautifully paced’
nounplural noun andantinosMusic
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.’
Italian, diminutive of andante.
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