prestissimo

[pre-stis-uh-moh; Italian pre-stees-see-maw]
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adverb

(a musical direction) in the most rapid tempo.

Nearby words

  1. prestidigitation,
  2. prestidigitator,
  3. prestige,
  4. prestige pricing,
  5. prestigious,
  6. presto,
  7. presto chango,
  8. preston,
  9. prestonpans,
  10. prestore

Origin of prestissimo

1715–25; < Italian: most quickly, superlative of presto presto

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British Dictionary definitions for prestissimo

prestissimo

adjective, adverb

to be played as fast as possible

noun plural -mos

a piece or passage directed to be played in this way

Word Origin for prestissimo

C18: from Italian: very quickly, from presto fast

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