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Attacca

Go straight onto the next section of music

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Dolente

Sad

Mournful

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Dolore

Grief

4

Doloroso

Sorrowful

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Doppio movimento

Twice as fast

6

Estinto

As soft as possible

Lifeless

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Incalzando

Getting quicker

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Lacrimoso

Sad

9

Loco

At the normal pitch

Used to cancel an 8va direction

10

Lunga

Long

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Lunga pausa

Long pause

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Lusingando

Coaxing

In a sweet and persuasive style

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Misura

Measure

14

Alla misura

In a strict time

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Senza misura

In a free time

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Ossia

Or

Alternatively

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Piacevole

Pleasant

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Piangevole

Plaintive

In the style of a lament

19

Pochettino

poch.

Rather little

20

Rinforzando

rf

rfz

Reinforcing

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Segue

Go straight on

22

Smorzando

smorz.

Dying away in tone and speed

23

Teneramente

Tenderly

Tenderness

24

Tenerezza

Tenderly

Tenderness

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Tosto

Swift

Rapid

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Volante

Flying

Fast

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Accelerando

Accel.

Gradually getting quicker

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Adagio

Slow

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Allergretto

Fairly quick
Not as quick as allegro

30

Allegro

Quick

Cheerful

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Andante

At a medium speed

At a walking speed

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Cantabile

Singingly

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Crescendo

Cresc.

Gradually getting louder

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Da capo

D.C.

Repeat from the beginning

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Dal segno

D.S.

Repeat from the sign

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Decrescendo

Decresc.

Gradually getting quieter

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Diminuendo

Dim.

Gradually getting quieter

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Fine

The end

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Forte

F

Loud

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Fortissimo

FF

Very loud

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Legato

Smoothly

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Lento

Slow

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Mezzo

Half

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Mezzo forte

Mf

Moderately loud

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Mezzo piano

Mp

Moderately quiet

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Moderato

Moderately

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Piano

P

Quiet

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Pianissimo

Pp

Very quiet

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Poco

A little

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Rallentando

Rall.

Gradually getting slower

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Ritardando

Ritard.

Rit.

Gradually getting slower

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Ritenuto

Riten.

Rit.

Held back

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Staccato

Stacc.

Detached

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Tempo

Speed

Time

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A

At

To

By

For

In

In the style of

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Al

To the

In the manner of

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Alla

To the

In the manner of

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Allargando

Broadening

Little slower and louder

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Andantino

Slightly faster than andante

Slightly slower than andante

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Assai

Very

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Con

With

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Col

With

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Dolce

Sweet

Soft

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E

And

65

Ed

And

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Espressivo

Espress.

Espr.

Expressive

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Fortepiano

Fp

Loud and then immediately soft

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Giocoso

Playful

Merry

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Grave

Very slow

Solemn

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Grazioso

Graceful

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Larghetto

Rather slow

Not as slow as largo

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Largo

Slow

Stately

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Ma

But

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Maestoso

Majestic

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Meno

Less

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Molto

Very

Much

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Mosso

Movement

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Moto

Movement

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Non

Not

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Più

More

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Presto

Fast

Faster than allegro

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Senza

Without

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Sforzato

Sforzando

Sf

Sfz

Forced

Accentuated

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Simile

Sim.

In the same way

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Sostenuto

Sustained

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Tenuto

Held

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Troppo

Too much

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Vivace

Lively

Quick

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Vivo

Lively

Quick

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Adagietto

Rather slow

Faster than adagio

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Ad libitum

At choice

Meaning that a passage may be played freely

92

Ad lib.

At choice

Meaning that a passage may be played freely

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Agitato

Agitated

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Alla breve

With a minim beat

Equivalent to 2/2

Implying a faster tempo than the note values might otherwise suggest

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Amore

Love

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Amoroso

Loving

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Anima

Soul

Spirit

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Animato

Animated

Lively

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Ben

Well

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Brio

Vigour

Lively

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Comodo

Convenient

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Deciso

With determination

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Delicato

Delicate

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Energico

Energetic

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Forza

Force

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Largamente

Broadly

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Leggiero

Light

Nimble

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Marcato

Marc.

Emphatic

Accentuated

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Marziale

In a military style

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Mesto

Sad

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Pesante

Heavy

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Prima

First

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Primo

First

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Risoluto

Bold

Strong

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Ritmico

Rhythmically

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Rubato

Tempo rubatu

With some freedom of time

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Scherzando

Scherzoso

Playful

Joking

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Seconda

Secondo

Second

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Semplice

Simple

Plain

120

Sempre

Always

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Stringendo

Gradually getting faster

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Subito

Suddenly

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Tanto

So much

124

Tranquillo

Calm

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Triste

Tristamente

Sad

Sorrowful

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Volta

Time

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Affettuoso

Tenderly

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Affrettando

Hurrying

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Amabile

Amiable

Pleasant

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Appassionato

With passion

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Calando

Getting softer

Dying away

Slowing down

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Cantando

Singing

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Come

As

Similar to

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Facile

Easy

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Fuoco

Fire

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Giusto

Proper

Exact

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L'istesso

The same

138

Morendo

Dying away

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Niente

Nothing

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Nobilmente

Nobly

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Perpendosi

Dying away

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Possible

Possible

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Quasi

As if

Resembling

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Sonoro

Resonant

With rich tone

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Sopra

Above

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Sotto

Below

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Veloce

Swift

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Voce

Voice