a rovescio

adverb

a ro·​ve·​scio
ˌärōˈve(ˌ)shō,
-eshēˌō
variants or less commonly al rovescio
ˌälr-
: in contrary motion
used as a direction in music indicating imitation by reversion or by inversion

Word History

Etymology

Italian, upside down, backwards

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“A rovescio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20rovescio. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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