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1

smorzando, smorz

dying away in tone and speed (Italian)

2

Prestissimo

as fast as possible (Italian) 200bpm+

3

Lento

very slow (Italian) 45-60bpm

4

Vivace

lively (Italian) 168-176bpm

5

adagietto

rather slow (Italian) 72-76bpm

6

modéré

at a moderate speed (French)

7

vif

lively (French)

8

lebhaft

lively (German)

9

grave

very slow, solemn (Italian) 20-45bpm

10

Andante

at a walking pace (Italian) 76-85bpm

11

Adagio 

Slow - between andante and largo 66-76bpm

12

Allegretto

Quite Quick, but not as quick as Allegro (Italian) 112-120bpm

13

Allegro

lively (Italian) 120-168bpm

14

vivace, vivo

lively, quick (Italian)

15

scherzando, scherzoso

playful, joking (Italian)

16

doppio movimento

twice as fast (Italian)

17

A tempo

in time (Italian)

18

ad libitum, ad lib.

at choice, meaning that a passage may be played freely (Italian)

19

langsam

slow (German)

20

presto

fast (faster than Allegro) (Italian) 168-200bpm

21

sf, sfz (=sforzando or sforzato)

forced, accented (Italian)

22

largo

slow, stately (Italian) 40-60bpm

23

rubato, tempo rubato

with some freedom of time (Italian)

24

veloce

swift (Italian)

25

Moderato

at a moderate speed (Italian) 108-120bpm

26

schnell

fast (German)

27

mässig

at a moderate speed (German)

28

lent

slow (French)

29

vite

quick (French)

30

andantino

slightly faster than Andante (but may also mean slightly slower) (Italian) 78-83bpm