Definition of animato in English:

animato

adjective & adverb

Music
  • (especially as a direction) in an animated manner.

    • ‘Più animato [It.] A directive to a musician perform a specific passage of a composition more animato, or animated.’

noun

Music
  • A passage marked animato.

    • ‘Animato, also written as "con anima" literally means "with animation." A piece marked animato should be quick and lively.’
    • ‘In the concluding Allegro animato, he captured the Norwegian folk qualities of the music with zest.’
    • ‘The music begins with an allegro animato which is reflective and oriental in its delicacy, but also contains more dramatic percussive music.’
    • ‘The same is true at the opening of the Finale: Allegro moderato molto e marcato, where even longer annotated phrase spans should exactly match with the lead in to the poco animato.’

Origin

Italian.

Pronunciation:

animato

/ˌanəˈmädō/