Animated, lively

"Animato" is an Italian adjective that translates to "animated" or "lively" in English, conveying the meanings of "vitality" or "energy".

In music, "animato" is an expression marking used to instruct performers to play with an animated or lively quality, evoking a sense of vibrancy and dynamic motion.

In other words, when interpreting "animato", performers should aim to infuse the music with vitality and energy, allowing the audience to experience a lively and spirited musical ambiance that conveys a sense of movement and excitement.

Example of Animato

Franz Liszt - Allegro Animato (1:45)