close stretto

\ ˈklōs-\

Definition of close stretto

: 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

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First Known Use of close stretto

1870, in the meaning defined above

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