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stringendo

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adverb strin·gen·do \strin-ˈjen-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of stringendo

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



Origin and Etymology of stringendo

Italian, verbal of stringere to press, from Latin, to bind tight — more at strain


First Known Use: 1853

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