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A

At; to; by; for; in (ex. A tempo)

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A capella

Unaccompanied

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A piacere

At pleasure

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Accelerando

Gradually getting faster

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Accento

Accented; emphasized

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Ad libitum (ad lib.)

At choice; freely

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Adagietto

Rather slow

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Adagio

Slowly

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Affabile

Friendly

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Affettuoso

Tenderly

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Affrettando

Hurrying

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Agitato

Agitated; restless

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Al; alla

In the manner of

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Alla breve

With a minim beat

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Allargando

Broadening

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Allegretto

Fairly quick

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Allegro

Fast

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Alt

High

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Amabile

Amiable; pleasant

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Amore

Love

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Andante

Walking speed

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Andantino

Like walking speed (can mean slower OR faster than andante)

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Anima

Soul; spirit

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Animando

Becoming more lively

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Animato

Animated; lively

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Appassionato

With passion

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Arco

With the bow

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Arioso

Like an aria

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Assai

Very

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Attacca

Go straight on

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Ben

Well

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Bis

Twice

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Bravura

Skill; brilliance

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Brio

Vigour

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Calando

Getting softer; dying away

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Cantabile

In a singing style

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Cantando

Singing

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Capriccioso

In a whimsical or fanciful style

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Col; colla; colle

With

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Come

As; similar to

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Comodo

Convenient

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Con

With

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Crescendo

Gradually getting louder

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Da capo (D.C.)

From the beginning

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Dal segno (D.S.)

From the sign

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Deciso

With determination

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Decrescendo

Gradually getting softer

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Delicato

Delicate

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Diminuendo

Gradually getting softer

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Dolce

Sweetly

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Dolente

Sad; mournful

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Dolore

Grief

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Doloroso

Sorrowful

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Doppio movimento

Twice as fast

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E; ed

And

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Energico

Energetic

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Espressivo

Expressive

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Estinto

As soft as possible

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Facile

Easy

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Felice

Happy

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Fermata

Pause

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Feroce

Fierce

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Fine

The end

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Flessibile

Flexible

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Forte

Loud; strong

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Fortepiano (fp)

Loud then immediately soft

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Fortissimo

Very loud

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Forza

Force

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Fretta

Haste

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Fuoco

Fire

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Furioso

Furious

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Giocoso

Playful; humerous

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Giocoso

Joyful; merry

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Giusto

Proper; exact

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Grandioso

Grandly

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Grave

Very slow; solemn

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Grazioso

Graceful

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Impetuoso

Impetuous

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Incalzando

Getting quicker

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Inquieto

Restless

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In relievo

Prominent (a direction to make the melody stand out)

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Lacrimoso

Sad

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Largamente

Broadly

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Larghetto

Rather slow - slightly faster than largo

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Largo

Rather slow; stately

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Legato

Smoothly

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Leggiero

Light; nimble

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Lento

Slow

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Liberamente

Freely

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L'istesso

The same

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Loco

At the normal pitch

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Lugubre

Mournful

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Lunga

Long

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Lusigando

Coaxing

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Ma

But

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Maestoso

Majestic

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Mancando

Fading away

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Marcato

Emphatic; accented

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Marziale

In a military style

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Meno

Less

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Mesto

Sad

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Mezzoforte

Moderately loud

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Mezzopiano

Moderately soft

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Misterioso

Mysterious

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Misura

Measure

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Moderato

Moderate speed

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Molto

Very; much

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Morendo

Dying away

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Mosso

Movement; motion

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Moto

Movement

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Niente

Nothing

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Nobilmente

Nobly

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Non

Not

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Nuovo

New

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Obbligato

Obligatory (indicates instrument has special role and is mandatory

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Ossia

Or; alternatively

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Ostinato

Persistent

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Parlando

Speaking

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Patetico

With deep feeling

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Pausa

Pause

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Per

By; for; to

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Perdendosi

Dying away

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Pesante

Heavy

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Piacevole

Pleasant

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Piangevole

Plaintive

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Pianissimo

Very soft

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Piano

Soft

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Piu

More

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Pizzicato

Plucked

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Placido

Calm; peaceful

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Pochettino

Rather little

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Poco

A little

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Possible

Possible

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Precipitando

Rushing; headlong

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Presto

Very fast

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Prima

First

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Quasi

As if; resembling

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Rallentando

Gradually getting slower

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Rigoroso

Strict

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Rinforzando (rf; rfz)

Reinforcing

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Risoluto

Bold; strong

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Ritardando

Gradually getting slower

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Ritenuto

Held back

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Ritmico

Rhythmically

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Rubato

With some freedom of time

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Scherzando

Playful; joking

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Scherzo

Joke; jest

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Seconda

Second

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Semplice

Simple; plain

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Sempre

Always

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Senza

Without

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Segue

Go straight on

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Sforzando (sf; sfz)

Forced; accented

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Simile

In the same way

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Slargando

Getting slower

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Slancio

Enthusiasm

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Smorzando

Dying away

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Soave

Gentle; smooth

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Solenne

Solemn; grave

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Sonoro

Resonant; with rich tone

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Sopra

Above

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Sospirando

Sighing

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Sostenuto

Sustained

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Sotto

Below

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Spirito

Spirited

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Spiritoso

Spirited

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Staccato

Detached

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Strepitoso

Noisy; boisterous

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Stretto

Quickening the speed (also: overlapping entries of a fugue subject)

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Stringendo

Gradually getting faster

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Subito

Suddenly

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Tacet

Silent

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Tanto

So much

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Tempo

Speed

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Teneramente

Tenderly

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Tenuto

Held

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Tosto

Swift; rapid

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Tranquillo

Calm

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Trionfale

Triumphant

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Triste

Sad

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Troppo

Too much

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Tutti

All; everyone

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Veloce

Swift

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Vigoroso

Vigorous; strong

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Vivace

Lively

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Vivo

Lively

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Voce

Voice

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Volante

Flying; fast

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Volta

Time

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