[ US /ɑnˈdɑnteɪ/ ]
[ UK /ændˈɑːnte‍ɪ/ ]
  1. a musical composition or musical passage to be performed moderately slow
  2. a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace)
  1. at a moderately slow tempo
    this passage must be played andante
  1. (of tempo) moderately slow
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How To Use andante In A Sentence

  • Squeezing every ounce of emotion from the score, Nott placed the disputed Andante after rather than before the coruscating Scherzo, making its tragic, major-key simplicity all the more affecting. CBSO, Stephen Hough/Nelsons; Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/Nott – review
  • It's more allegretto than andante, like a Brahms symphonic intermezzo.
  • I'm going to dance a pas de deux to Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations - the andante - the woman the oboe, the cello the man. THE KINDEST USE A KNIFE
  • The conductor's subtly, phrased, light treatment of the first movement and the long unbroken lyrical line of the Andante quasi allegretto really made the music glow anew!
  • The Andante really was as cantabile as marked; the scherzo fizzed along; and throughout, the rapport between all three players was complete.
  • The introduction, after a briskish start, settles into four-in-a-bar, and the andante con moto moves too slowly. Times, Sunday Times
  • With exquisite balance in the sarabande, a sustained ecstatic melancholy in the andante religioso, and light but earthy folkiness in the finale, this was a compelling account of Grieg's evocative retro masterpiece. Norwegian CO
  • He marks the movement's character as andante amoroso.
  • Presenter Jack O'Brien kept proceedings at a nice pace - andante you might say - while feeding us morsels of intriguing information.
  • He didn't know what a waltz was, or what it meant to play allegro instead of andante.
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