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[ stret-uh ]
/ ˈstrɛt ə /

noun, plural stret·te [stret-ey] /ˈstrɛt eɪ/, stret·tas. Music.

a concluding passage played at a faster tempo.

Nearby words

stretching course, stretchmarks, stretchout, stretchy, stretford, stretta, stretti, stretto, streusel, streuselkuchen, strew

Origin of stretta

1875–80; < Italian; feminine of stretto Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stretta

  • 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
  • The train started late, and travelled slowly; but he heard a porter bawling "Stretta Mill!"

    Cynthia|Leonard Merrick