stretto


stret·to

noun \ˈstre-(ˌ)tō\
plural stret·ti \-(ˌ)tē\ or strettos

Definition of STRETTO

1
a :  the overlapping of answer with subject in a musical fugue
b :  the part of a fugue characterized by this overlapping
2
:  a concluding passage performed in a quicker tempo

Variants of STRETTO

stret·to also stret·ta \-tə\

Origin of STRETTO

stretto from Italian, from stretto narrow, close, from Latin strictus, past participle; stretta from Italian, from feminine of stretto — more at strict
First Known Use: circa 1740

Rhymes with STRETTO

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