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Definition of the adverb Allegrissimo

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  1. [music] A direction in musical notation indicating that the musical piece should be played very fast and lively.

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Music (2013)

by Michael Kennedy, Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Joyce Kennedy

allegrissimo Superlative of allegro. allentamento, allentando ...

Google previewAdams' New Musical Dictionary of Fifteen Thousand Technical Words, Phrases, Abbreviations, Initials, and Signs Employed in Musical and Rhythmical Art and Science, in Nearly Fifty Ancient and Modern Languages (1865)

by John Stowell Adams

Allegrissimo. (Ita.) Extremely quiek . and lively. The superlative of Allegro. f Allegro. (Ita.) Quiek; lively; a rapid ...

Google previewComplete dictionary of music ... (1827)

by Thomas Busby

Allegrissimo. (Ital.) The superlative of Allegro. Very quick. Allemande. (Fr.) A slow air or melody in common-time of four crotchets in a bar. A species of composition, supposed from its name to be of German origin We meet with the Jillemande in ...

Google previewAn encyclopœdia, or dictionary of music (1825)

by John Feltham Danneley

ALLEGRISSIMO, denotes a very quick movement, and is equal to presto assai. ALLEGRO, from quick to slow, denotes the second of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Terms used in Music ... Second edition (1833)

by Thomas Valentine

ALLEGRISSIMO. —The superlative of allegro. Very lively. - ALLEMANDE.—A slow dance in common time. AL SEGNO.—To the sign. This expression, which is generally accompanied by a certain character, called a repeat '3. implies that the ...

Google previewCirone's Pocket Dictionary of Foreign Musical Terms (2008)

by Anthony J. Cirone

Andantino Moderato Allegretto Allegro Allegrissimo Presto Prestissimo A bit quicker than Andante: Again, a diminutive meaning "less than. " The problem here is in describing "less Andante" as less fast or less slow. Traditionally we think of ...

Google previewThe Pianist's Dictionary (2004)

by Maurice Hinson

allegrissimo (It.). Very fast. allegro (It.). Cheerful, merry, happy, upbeat, quick, lively, brisk, swift, good humored; a rather fast speed. Allegro barbaro. Pieces by Alkan and Bartok that contain plenty of vigor and storm and ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Nietzscheanism (2013)

by Carol Diethe

an example being found in Machiavelli's Principe, which “cannot help presenting the most serious matters in a boisterous allegrissimo.

Google previewW. W.'s Dictionary of nearly 4000 Musical terms. ... Also a List of Musical [Abbreviations and] characters (1850)

ALLEGRISSIMO (Italian). Extremely quick. ALLEGRO (Italian). Quick, lively. AGITATO (Italian). In a rapid, agitated style. —- ASSAI (Italian). Very quick. —— COMODO (Italian). As quick as convenient. —— CON BRIO (Italian). Quick, and ...

Google previewA new Dictionary of Music (1835)

by Esq. W. WILSON

Allegrissimo, extremely quick, gay and sprightly. Allegro, gay, lively, frolicsome, and of course sufficiently brisk. Those who are conversant with the language of Italy, are aware that its adjectives, as applied to music, have in many instances but ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Music (2005)

Faster than Andante, slower than allegro Allegrissimo (Italian) : Very fast tempo marking between presto and vivacissimo Allegro (Italian) : Quick, lively, bright, not as fast as presto Allegro assai : Very quick Allegro giusto : Quick, with exactness ...

Google previewManuscript, Narrative, Lexicon (2000)

Essays on Literary and Cultural Transmission in Honor of Whitney F. Bolton by Robert Boenig, Kathleen Davis

applied to phonology: tempo, allegrissimo, allegro, lento, lentissimo, accelerando, rallen- tando, pianissimo, piano, forte, fortissimo, crescendo, diminuendo, glissando, staccato, legato 3. Everyday ...

Google previewThe American History and Encyclopedia of Music ... (1910)

by Edward Dickinson, George Whitfield Andrews, Arthur Foote, Janet M. Green, Emil Liebling, Josephine Thrall

allegrissimo (al-la-gris'-si-m6) ...

Google previewA Concise Dictionary of Musical Terms (1884)

To which is Prefixed an Introduction to the Elements of Music by Frederick Niecks

Allegrissimo (It.). Very quick. Allegro (It.). Quick, lively. — This term is used both as an adverb. to indicate the movement, and as a substantive, to designate » piece in allegro time. Allegro agitato (It.). Quick and agitated.

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