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(plural of It. tutto, other forms tutta, tutte).

All. (1)tutti, meaning ‘everybody’, is loosely used. A tutti is a passage, e.g. in conc., where the orch. (but not necessarily or even usually the whole orch.) plays without the soloist. ‘The opening tutti’ is a phrase often used in this connection. (2)tutte le corde, ‘all the str.’: in pf. mus., means ‘cease to play una corda’. tutto il cembalo means the same.

(1)tutti, meaning ‘everybody’, is loosely used. A tutti is a passage, e.g. in conc., where the orch. (but not necessarily or even usually the whole orch.) plays without the soloist. ‘The opening tutti’ is a phrase often used in this connection. (2)tutte le corde, ‘all the str.’: in pf. mus., means ‘cease to play una corda’. tutto il cembalo means the same.

Subjects: Music.


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