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prestissimo

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adverb or adjective pres·tis·si·mo \pre-ˈsti-sə-ˌmō\

Definition of prestissimo

  1. :  faster than presto —used as a direction in music



Origin and Etymology of prestissimo

Italian, from presto + -issimo, suffix denoting a high degree


First Known Use: circa 1724


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