pre·​sa | \ ˈprā-sə How to pronounce presa (audio) \

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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History and Etymology for 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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“Presa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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