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stretta

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

a concluding passage played at a faster tempo.

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Origin of stretta

1875–80; <Italian; feminine of stretto
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How to use stretta in a sentence

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

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  • In the morning, I went to the little village of Stretta, where the three Paolis were born.

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