from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Music In moderate tempo that is slower than allegretto but faster than andante. Used chiefly as a direction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played at a moderate tempo
  • n. A passage having this mark
  • adv. played in this style
  • adj. describing a passage having this mark

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • With a moderate degree of quickness; moderately.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In music, at a moderate pace or tempo; when combined with other terms, moderately: as, allegro moderato, moderately fast. Abbreviated modern

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of tempo) moderate


Italian, from Latin moderātus, moderate; see moderate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian (Wiktionary)



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