subito

adverb
su·​bi·​to | \ ˈsü-bi-ˌtō How to pronounce subito (audio) \

Definition of subito

: immediately, suddenly used as a direction in music

First Known Use of subito

circa 1640, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subito

Italian, from Latin, suddenly, from subitus sudden — more at sudden

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The first known use of subito was circa 1640

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“Subito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subito. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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