noun, plural stret·ti [stret-ee] /ˈstrɛt i/, stret·tos. Music.
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A stretto is a net, and if one is not constantly on the watch, he is caught in its meshes.An American Girl in Munich
Mabel W. Daniels
One of its rules was that every fugue should have a stretto.
He was thinking more of his prima donna than of Elcia when he wrote that stretto.Massimilla Doni
Honore de Balzac
The scena ends with a stretto, a concluding passage taken in more rapid tempo in order to enhance the effect.The Complete Opera Book
The chief feature in this brilliant passage is a piling up of the theme in stretto form (see measures 148-153).Music: An Art and a Language
Walter Raymond Spalding