stringendo


strin·gen·do

adverb \strin-ˈjen-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of STRINGENDO

:  with quickening of tempo (as to a climax) —used as a direction in music

Origin of STRINGENDO

Italian, verbal of stringere to press, from Latin, to bind tight — more at strain
First Known Use: 1853

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