presa

noun pre·sa \ ˈprā-sə \

Definition of presa

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of presa

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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