[ prey-suh; Italian pre-zah ]
/ ˈpreɪ sə; Italian ˈprɛ zɑ /
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noun, plural pre·se [prey-sey; Italian pre-ze]. /ˈpreɪ seɪ; Italian ˈprɛ zɛ/.
a mark, as :S:, +, or §, used in a canon, round, etc., to indicate where the successive voice parts are to take up the theme.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Origin of presa

1715–25; <Italian: literally, a taking up, feminine of preso, past participle of prendere to take <Latin prehendere to seize; see prehension
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British Dictionary definitions for presa

/ (ˈprɛsɑː) /

noun plural -se (-seɪ)
music a sign or symbol used in a canon, round, etc, to indicate the entry of each partUsual signs: +, :S:,

Word Origin for presa

Italian, literally: a taking up, from prendere to take, from Latin prehendere to grasp
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