Main definitions of troppo in English

: troppo1troppo2

troppo1

adverb

Music
  • [usually with negative] (in directions) too much; excessively.

    • ‘A fiery, tempestuous reading of the Allegro non troppo had just the right contrasting hues of aristocratic grace.’
    • ‘The relentless energy and fury of the Allegro non troppo recalled the Scherzo of Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony.’
    • ‘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 fiery manner in which he attacked the opening Allegro non troppo held the audience spellbound.’

Origin

Italian.

Pronunciation:

troppo

/ˈträpō/

Main definitions of troppo in English

: troppo1troppo2

troppo2

adjective

Australian, NZ
informal
  • Mentally disturbed, supposedly as a result of spending too much time in a tropical climate.

    ‘have you gone troppo?’
    • ‘Nan went troppo, picked him up and threw him across the verandah.’
    • ‘The ladies in the crowd went 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.’

Origin

1940s: from tropic + -o.

Pronunciation:

troppo

/ˈtrɑpoʊ/