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andante

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ænˈdæn.teɪ/ us    /ɑːnˈdɑːn.teɪ/ specialized
a piece of music that should be played quite slowly: Andante in A minor

andante

adjective, adverb uk   /ænˈdæn.teɪ/ us    /ɑːnˈdɑːn.teɪ/ specialized
(played) quite slowly: the andante movement The second movement of the symphony should be played andante.
Translations of “andante”
in Chinese (Traditional) (樂曲的)行板, 行板樂曲(或樂段)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (乐曲的)行板, 行板乐曲(或乐段)…
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