Definition of andantino in English:

andantino

adverb & adjective

Music
  • (especially as a direction) lighter than andante, and usually quicker.

    • ‘Prelude #7, andantino, in E Major, for example, is only sixteen measures long.’

noun

Music
  • A movement or passage marked to be performed andantino.

    • ‘A gentle and lyrical andantino in triple time with a lilting rhythm and an emotional central section ended intimately, in stillness.’
    • ‘Perlman fairly sailed through these andantinos and caprices, using each one to showcase yet another aspect of his extraordinary mastery of the instrument.’

Origin

Italian, diminutive of andante.

Pronunciation:

andantino

/ˌandanˈtiːnəʊ/