Allegretto – Fairly quickly (but not as quick as allegro)
To remember what allegretto means, use the following mnemonic:
Because there is no queue at the alley grotto (allegretto) you can see Santa fairly quickly.
Examples of allegretto in a sentence
"Allegretto!" shouted the conductor. "I want it to go faster - but not too fast, please!"
The music critic said the allegretto part was too slow and the piece had generally been misinterpreted.
She misunderstood what allegretto meant and played the piece at a tremendous pace; no one was impressed.