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English

Etymology

Italian stretto.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'strɛtəʊ/

Adverb

stretto

  1. (music) with gradually increasing speed

Adjective

stretto

  1. having gradually increasing speed
    • 1960: So that over and above the public components – holidays, tourist attractions – there are private meanderings, linked to the climate as if this spell were a stretto passage in the year’s fugue: haphazard weather, aimless loves, unpredicted commitments… — Thomas Pynchon, ‘Entropy’

Italian

Etymology

Latin strictus, perfective passive participle of stringere

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'stret:o/

Adjective

stretto m (f stretta, m plural stretti, f plural strette)

  1. narrow
  2. tight
  3. strict
  4. (linguistics) close

Derived terms

Antonyms

Noun

stretto m. (plural stretti)

  1. strait

Related terms

Verb

stretto m. (f. stretta, m. pl. stretti, m. f. strette)

  1. past participle of stringere

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