- moderately slow and even.
noun, plural an·dan·tes.
- an andante movement or piece.
- (to be performed) at a moderately slow tempo
- a passage or piece to be performed in this manner
musical direction, “moderately slow,” 1742, from Italian andante, present participle of andare “to go,” from Vulgar Latin ambitare (source of Spanish andar “to go”), from Latin ambitus, past participle of ambire “to go round, go about” (see ambient).