[usually with negative] (in directions) too much; excessively:‘allegro ma non troppo’
- ‘The fiery manner in which he attacked the opening Allegro non troppo held the audience spellbound.’
- ‘Of course, Shostakovich's biting and grotesque satire rears its head as well, particularly in the 3rd Movement Allegro non troppo.’
- ‘The opening Allegro non troppo is particularly memorable whilst the Andante has some moments of true poetic beauty.’
- ‘The relentless energy and fury of the Allegro non troppo recalled the Scherzo of Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony.’
- ‘A fiery, tempestuous reading of the Allegro non troppo had just the right contrasting hues of aristocratic grace.’
Mentally disturbed, supposedly as a result of spending too much time in a tropical climate:‘have you gone troppo?’
- ‘Before long the first fish was landed on the bank, a beauty of 7kg and about a metre long, this started a fishing frenzy and the kids went troppo chasing and riding oversized carp all over the tank.’
- ‘Nan went troppo, picked him up and threw him across the verandah.’
- ‘The ladies in the crowd went troppo.’
1940s: from tropic + -o.
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