noun, plural stret·ti [stret-ee] /ˈstrɛt i/, stret·tos. Music.
Examples from the Web for 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|Gustav Kobb
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
The first and last quartet end with a thoroughly worked-out fugue, complete with stretto and inversions.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Otto Jahn
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