Definition of Leggiero in Music

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The Italian musical term leggiero means “lightly,” and can be used as:

  1. A dynamics command; an indication to play lightly in piano or mezzo piano.
  2. A tempo command; to play between allegro and vivace.
  3. Part a descriptive title, such as Leggiero e vivo, “lightly yet vibrant.”

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Pronunciation: laid-jyair'-oh