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stretto

play
noun stret·to \ˈstre-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of stretto

plural

stretti

play \-(ˌ)tē\ or

strettos

  1. 1a :  the overlapping of answer with subject in a musical fugueb :  the part of a fugue characterized by this overlapping

  2. 2 :  a concluding passage performed in a quicker tempo



Variants of stretto

also

stretta

play \-tə\

Origin and Etymology 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


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