[ strin-jen-doh; Italian streen-jen-daw ]
/ strɪnˈdʒɛn doʊ; Italian strinˈdʒɛn dɔ /

adjective, adverb Music.

(of a musical direction) progressively quickening in tempo.

Origin of stringendo

1850–55; < Italian, gerund of stringere to tighten < Latin (see strict) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stringendo

  • Accelerando, affrettando (this term implies some degree of excitement also), stringendo, poco a poco animato.

  • The closing bars suggest the stringendo passage and presto bars in the coda of the Scherzo of the "Choral Symphony."

    The Pianoforte Sonata|J.S. Shedlock

British Dictionary definitions for stringendo

/ (strɪnˈdʒɛndəʊ) /

adjective, adverb

music to be performed with increasing speed

Word Origin for stringendo

Italian, from stringere to compress, from Latin: to draw tight; see stringent
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