presa

noun

pre·​sa ˈprā-sə How to pronounce presa (audio)
: a symbol in music notation usually resembling an S that indicates the point of entry of the successive voice parts of a canon

called also guida

Word History

Etymology

Italian, literally, action of taking, seizure, from feminine of preso (past participle of prendere to take, seize), from Latin prehensus, past participle of prehendere to take, grasp, seize

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“Presa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/presa. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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