stringendo

adverb
strin·​gen·​do | \ strin-ˈjen-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce stringendo (audio) \

Definition of stringendo

: with quickening of tempo (as to a climax) used as a direction in music

First Known Use of stringendo

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stringendo

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

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