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à l'aise

à volonté

(au mouvt.) au mouvement

accélérez

accent prononcé

accentué

affectueusement

aisément
Learn the meaning, BPM, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms for the French tempo term 'aisément.'

allant

allègre
Learn the meaning, BPM, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French tempo command 'allègre.'

alongez
The French musical term "alongez" affects the tempo of the music; learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of alongez. View Musical Terms A - Z or View All Rhythm & Tempo Terms.

altération
Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French musical term "altération."

animez

articulation

assez doux

assez fort

assez large
Learn the meaning, BPM, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French tempo command 'assez large.'

assez lent

assez vite

augmentez

bécarre
The French musical term bécarre is a musical symbol written alongside a note to change its pitch. Learn the meanings of "bécarre," and learn about accidentals in piano music.

(♭) bémol

cédez

à la harpe

de plus en plus doux

comme à la harpe

de plus en plus fort

du signe

début

détaché

devenir

devenir moins fort

devenir plus fort

(♯) dièse
Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French musical term "dièse."

double bémol
Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French musical term 'double bémol.'

double dièse
Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French musical term 'double dièse.'

doucement

douloureux

doux

en accélérant

en animant

en croissant

en décroissant

en diminuant

en élargissant

en modérant

en ralentissant

en retardant

expressif

extrêmement doux

extrêmement fort

comme un echo lointain

extrêmement large
Learn the meaning, BPM, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French tempo command 'extrêmement large.'

extrêmement rapide
Learn the meaning, BPM, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French tempo command 'extrêmement rapide.'

extrêmement vif

fort

fort-doux

fort suivi de doux

grave

indication de mouvement

jouer en mesure

jusqu'à la fin

large

largement
Learn the meaning, BPM, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French tempo command 'largement.'

légèrement

légèrement retenu

lent
Learn the meaning, BPM, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French tempo command 'lent.'

lentement

lourdement

(MD) main droite

(MG) main gauche

mi-doux

mi-fort

modéré

moins fort

moins vif

mouvement

octave

peu à peu

lointain

plus doux

plus fort

plus lentement

plus vite

premier mouvement

ralentissez

rapide

rapidement
Learn the meaning, BPM, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French tempo command 'rapidement.'

ravalement

rester bien en mesure

retardez

retenu

timbre

tranquille
Learn the meaning, BPM, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French tempo command 'tranquille.'

tranquillement
Learn the meaning, BPM, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French tempo command 'tranquillement.'

très doucement

très fort

très large
Learn the meaning, BPM, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French tempo command 'très large.'

très lent
Learn the meaning, BPM, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French tempo command 'très lent.'

très rapide
Learn the meaning, BPM, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French tempo command 'très rapide.'

très vif

très vite

vif

vigoureusement

vite

solfège
Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French musical term 'solfège.'

silence
Learn the meaning, pronunciation & synonyms of the French musical term 'silence.'

arpège
Learn the meaning, pronunciation & synonyms of the French musical term 'arpège.'

accord
Learn the meaning, pronunciation and multilingual synonyms of the French musical term 'accord.'

note pointée
Learn the meaning, pronunciation & multilingual synonyms of the French musical term 'note pointée.'

point de prolongation
Learn the meaning, pronunciation & multilingual synonyms of the French musical phrase 'point de prolongation.'

avec douleur
Learn the meaning, pronunciation & multilingual synonyms of the French musical phrase 'avec douleur.'

point d'orgue
The 'point d'orgue' is one of the most commonly encountered symbols in sheet music. Learn the meaning, pronunciation & synonyms of the French musical term point d'orgue..

délicat
Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French musical command 'délicat.'

amoureusement
Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French musical command 'amoureusement.'

amoureux
Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French musical command 'amoureux.'

affectueux
Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French musical command 'affectueux.'

tendrement
Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French musical command 'tendrement.'

avec tendresse
Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms of the French musical phrase 'avec tendresse.'

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