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[stret-uh] /ˈstrɛt ə/
noun, plural strette
[stret-ey] /ˈstrɛt eɪ/ (Show IPA),
strettas. Music.
a concluding passage played at a faster tempo.
Origin of stretta
1875-80; < Italian; feminine of stretto Unabridged
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  • The train started late, and travelled slowly; but he heard a porter bawling "stretta Mill!"

    Cynthia Leonard Merrick
  • In the morning, I went to the little village of stretta, where the three Paolis were born.

    Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2 Ferdinand Gregorovius

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