prestissimo

adverb or adjective
pres·​tis·​si·​mo | \ pre-ˈsti-sə-ˌmō How to pronounce prestissimo (audio) \

Definition of prestissimo

: faster than presto used as a direction in music

First Known Use of prestissimo

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prestissimo

Italian, from presto + -issimo, suffix denoting a high degree

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“Prestissimo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prestissimo. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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