Part of speech: adjective

Quick; lively.

Part of speech: adverb

Music in quick time.

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Usage examples "allegro":

  1. It is not of the same character as the preceding work, but resembles rather the Allegro of a Sonata. - "Johann Sebastian Bach", Johann Nikolaus Forkel and Charles Sanford Terry.
  2. This introductory passage is marked, " Sostenuto assai," followed by the main movement marked, " Allegro ma non troppo." - "Memories of a Musical Life", William Mason.
  3. 33. " Allegro appassionato," for violoncello, op. - "Masters of French Music", Arthur Hervey.