stile concitato

noun
sti·​le con·​ci·​ta·​to | \ ˈstē-lā-ˌkȯn-chē-ˈtä-tō How to pronounce stile concitato (audio) \

Definition of stile concitato

: the use of string tremolos and rapidly repeated vocal notes especially to signify anger or battle in Italian music of the 17th century In pursuit of a stile concitato Monteverdi invented the string tremolo, in which the bow rapidly repeats the same note …— Jan Swafford, The Vintage Guide to Classical Music, 1992

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First Known Use of stile concitato

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Stile concitato.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stile%20concitato. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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