In alphabetical order:

  • Accelerando- gradually getting faster
  • Adagio – slow
  • Allegretto – fairly quick
  • Allegro- quick, lively
  • Andante- walking pace
  • A tempo- original pace
  • Cantabile – in a singing style
  • Crescendo- gradually getting louder
  • Decrescendo- gradually getting softer
  • Espressivo- expressive 
  • Forte – loud
  • Fortisimmo- very loud
  • Grazioso- graceful
  • Largamente – broadly 
  • Largo- slow
  • Legato- smooth
  • Lento- slow
  • Maestoso- majestic 
  • Marcato- emphatic
  • Meno- less 
  • Mezzo forte (mf) moderately loud
  • Mezzo piano (mp) moderately soft
  • Moderato- at a moderate speed
  • Molto- very, much
  • Mosso- with movement
  • Nobilmente- nobly
  • Pesante- heavy
  • Piano (p)- soft, quite
  • Pianissimo (pp)- very soft
  • Più- more
  • Pizzicato (pizz)- plucked
  • Poco- little
  • Presto- fast
  • Rallentando (rall)- gradually getting slower
  • Ritenuto- held back
  • Sempre- always
  • Sforzando (sfz)- accented, forced
  • Staccato- detached, short
  • Tacet- silent
  • Tempo- speed
  • Vivace- lively, quick
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