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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about subito

Dictionary Entries near subito

subitamente

subitaneous

subitem

subito

Subiya

subj

subjacency

Statistics for subito

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for subito

The first known use of subito was circa 1640

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on subito

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with subito

Comments on subito

What made you want to look up subito? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to affect and impair by alcohol or a drug

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!