close stretto

noun

ˈklōs-
: a stretto (see stretto entry 2) in which the answer (see answer entry 1 sense 5) follows the subject (see subject entry 1 sense 3f) very closely

Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of close stretto was in 1870

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“Close stretto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close%20stretto. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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