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Return to the previous tempo

A tempo

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Becoming quicker

Accelerando, accel.

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In the manner of

Alla, all'

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Lively, animated

Animato

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Much, very much (for example, allegro assai: very fast)

Assai

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Well (for example, ben marcato: well marked)

Ben, bene

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Brilliant

Brillante

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With (for example, coll' ottava: with an added octave)

Col, coll', colla, colle

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With

Con

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With vigor or spirit

Con brio

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With expression

Con espressione

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With movement

Con moto

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And

E, ed

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Expressive, with expression

Espressivo, espress.

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Loud, then suddenly soft

Fortepiano, fp

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Slow and solemn

Grave

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Light, nimble, quick

Leggiero

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Return to normal register

Loco

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But (for example, am non troppo: but not too much)

Ma

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Less

Meno

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Less movement, slower

Meno mosso

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Metronome marking

M.M.

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Much, very

Molto

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Not

Non

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Not too much

Non troppo

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More

Più

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More movement, quicker

Più mosso

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Little

Poco

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Little by little

Poco a poco

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Almost, as if

Quasi