su·​bi·​to ˈsü-bi-ˌtō How to pronounce subito (audio)
: immediately, suddenly
used as a direction in music

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1640, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subito was circa 1640

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Cite this Entry

“Subito.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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