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Accelerando, accel.

Becoming quicker

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Accent

A stressed note

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Adagio

Slow

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Allegro

Fast

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Allegretto

Fairly fast, a little slower than allegro

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Andante

Moderately slow; at a walking pace

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Andantino

A little faster than andante

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A tempo

Return to the original tempo

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Cantabile

In a singing style

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Crescendo, cresc.

Becoming 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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D.c. al fine

Repeat from the beginning and end at fine.

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Decrescendo, decresc.

Becoming softer

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Diminuendo, dim.

Becoming softer

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Dolce

Sweet, gentle

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Espressivo, espress.

Expressive, with expression

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Fine

The end

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Forte

Loud

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Fortissimo

Very loud

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Grazioso

Graceful

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Larghetto

Fairly slow but not as slow as largo

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Largo

Very slow

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Legato

Smooth

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Laggiero

Light, nimble, quick

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Lento

Slow

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Maestoso

Majestic

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Mano destra, m.d.

Right hand

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Mano sinistral, m.s.

Left hand

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Marcato

Marked or stressed.

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Mezzo forte

Moderately loud

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Mezzo piano

Moderately soft

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Moderate

At a moderate tempo

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Molto

Much, very

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Ottava, 8va

The interval of an octave

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Pedals, ped

Pedal

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Pianissimo

Very soft

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Piano

Soft

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Poco

Little

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Prestissimo

As fast as possible

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Presto

Very fast

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Ritardando, rit.

Slowing down gradually

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Rallentando, rall.

Slowing down

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Rubato

With some freedom of tempo to enhance musical expression.

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Spiritoso

Spirited

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Staccato

Detached

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Tempo

Speed at which music is performed

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Tempo primo, tempo 1

Return to original tempo

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Tranquillo

Quiet, tranquil

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Vivace

Lively, brisk