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Dolente
Sad, mournful
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Dolore
Grief
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Doppio Movimento
Twice as fast
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Estinto
as soft as possible, lifeless
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incalzando
Getting quicker
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Lacrimoso
Sad
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Loco
At the normal pitch
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Lunga
Long
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Lusingando
coaxing, in a sweet and persuasive style
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Misura
Measure
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All Misura
Strict time
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Senza Misura
Free time
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Doloroso
Sorrowful
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Ossia
Or, alternatively
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Piacevole
Pleasant
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Piangevole
Plaintive
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Pochettino, poch.
Rather little
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Rinforzando, rf,rfz
Reinforcing
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Segue
Go straight on
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Smorzando, smorz.
Dying away in tone and speed
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Teneramente, tenerezza
Tenderly, tenderness
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Tosto
Swift, Rapid (Ofte used as the same thing as toppo)
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Volante
Flying fast
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Aber
But
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Ausdruck
Expression
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Bewegt
With movement, agitated
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Breit
Broad, expansive
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Ein
A, one
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Einfach
Simple
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Etwas
Somewhat, rather
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Frolich
Cheerful, Joyful
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Immer
always
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Langsam
Slow
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Lebhaft
Lively
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Massig
At a moderate speed
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Mit
With
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Nicht
Not
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Ohne
Without
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Ruhig
Peaceful
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Schnell
Fast
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Sehr
Very
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Suss
Sweet
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Traurig
Sad
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Und
And
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Voll
Full
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Wenig
Little
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Wieder
Again
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Zart
Tender, delicate
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Zu
To, too
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Affettuoso
tenderly
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Affrettando
Hurrying
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Amabile
Pleasant
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Appassionato
With passion
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Calando
Getting softer, dying away
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Cantando
Singing
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Come
As, similar to (come prima-as before, come sopra-as above)
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Facile
Easy
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Fuoco
Fire
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Giusto
Proper, exact (tempo giusto-in strict time)
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L'istesso
The same (l'istesso tempo-the same speed)
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Morendo
Dying away
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Niente
Nothing
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Nobilmente
Nobly
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Perdendosi
Dying Away
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Possibile
Possible (presto possibile-as fast as 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 (sotto voce-in an undertone)
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Veloce
Swift
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Voce
Voice
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A
At, to, by, for, in the style of
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Anime
Animated, lively
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Assez
Enough, sufficient
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Avec
With
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Cedez
Yield, relax with speed
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Douce
Sweet
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En dehors
Prominent
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Et
And
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Legerement
Light
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Lent
Slow
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Mais
But
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Moins
Less
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Modere
At a moderate speed
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Non
Not
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Peu
Little
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Plus
More
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Presser
Hurry (en pressant-hurrying on)
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Ralentir
Slow down
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Retenu
Held back (en retenant-holding back, slowing a little)
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Sans
Without
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Tres
Very
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Un/Une
One
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Vif
Lively
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Vite
Quick
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Adagietto
Rather slow (Faster than adagio)
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Ad libitum, ad lib.
at choice, play freely
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Agitato
Agitated
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Alla breve
At a minim beat, equivalent to 2\2, faster tempo than the note suggests
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Amore
Love (amoroso-loving)
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Anima
Soul, spirit
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Animato
Animated, lively
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Animando
Becoming lively
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Ben
Well
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Brio
Vigour
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Comodo
Convenient, comfortable
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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, accented
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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, primo
First
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Risoluto
Bold, strong
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Ritmico
Rhythmically
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Rubato, tempo rubato
With some freedom of time
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Scherzando, scherzoso
Playfully, jokingly
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Seconda, secondo
Second
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Semplice
Simple, plain
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Sempre
Always
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Stringendo
Gradually getting faster
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Subito
Suddenly
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Tanto
So much
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Tranquillo
Calm
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Triste, tristemente
Sad, sorrowful
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Volta
Time (prima volta-first time, second volta-second time)
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Al, alla
to the, in the manner of
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Allargando
broadening (getting a little slow and probably louder)
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Andantino
Slightly faster than andante
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Assai
Very
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Con, col
With
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Dolce
Sweet, soft
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E, ed
And
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Espressivo, express. espr.
Expressive
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fp, fortepiano
Loud 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, moto
Movement
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Non
Not
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Piu
More
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Presto
Fast
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Senza
Without
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sfz, sf, sforzando, zforzato
forced, accented
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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, vivo
Lively, quick
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Accelerando, Accel.
Gradually get quicker
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Adagio
Slow
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Allegretto
Fairly quick (not as quick as allegro)
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Allegro
Quick
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Andante
At a medium speed, walking speed
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Cantabile
In a singing style
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Legato
Smoothly
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Lento
Slow
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Mezzo
Half
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Moderato
Moderatley
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Poco
Little
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Rallentando, rall.
Gradually getting slower
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Ritardando, rit.
Gradually getting slower
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Ritenuto, rit.
Held back
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Tonic
1st note and 8th Note
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Supertonic
2nd note
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Mediant
3rd note
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Subdominant
4th note
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Dominant
5th note
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Submediant
6th note
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Leading note
7th Note
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Sad, mournful

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Dolente

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Grief

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Card 4

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Twice as fast

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Card 5

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as soft as possible, lifeless

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