affrettando

adjective af·fret·tan·do \ˌa-frə-ˈtän-(ˌ)dō, ˌä-\

Definition of affrettando

  1. :  becoming faster, as if excited —used as a direction in music

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Origin and Etymology of affrettando

Italian, literally, hastening, verbal of affrettare to hasten, from a- (from Latin ad-) + fretta haste, from frettare to rub, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin frictare, from Latin frictus, past participle of fricare to rub — more at brine


First Known Use: circa 1842


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