strin·​gen·​do strin-ˈjen-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce stringendo (audio)
: with quickening of tempo (as to a climax)
used as a direction in music

Word History


Italian, verbal of stringere to press, from Latin, to bind tight — more at strain

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stringendo was in 1853

Dictionary Entries Near stringendo

Cite this Entry

“Stringendo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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