adverb (or adjective)

: at a rapid tempo
used as a direction in music

Word History


Italian, from tosto quick, rapid, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin tostus, from Latin, past participle of torrēre to dry, parch, heat

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“Tosto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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