In music notation, Moderato means a moderate tempo, around 60-120 bpm. The word means "moderated" in Italian.

Mod`e*ra"to (?), a. & adv. [It. See Moderate.] Mus.

With a moderate degree of quickness; moderately.

Allegro moderato, a little slower than allegro. -- Andante moderato, a little faster than andante.


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