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ALLEGRO (an Italian word, meaning " c...

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 690 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ALLEGRO (an Italian word, meaning " cheerful," as in Milton's poem), a term in music to indicate quick or lively time, coming between andante and presto; it is frequently modified by the addition of qualifying words. It is also used of a separate piece of music, or of a movement in a sonata, symphony, &c.
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