[ strin-jen-doh; Italian streen-jen-daw ]
/ strɪnˈdʒɛn doʊ; Italian strinˈdʒɛn dɔ /
adjective, adverb Music.
(of a musical direction) progressively quickening in tempo.
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Origin of stringendo
1850–55; < Italian, gerund of stringere to tighten < Latin (see strict)
Words nearby stringendo
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Example sentences from the Web for stringendo
Accelerando, affrettando (this term implies some degree of excitement also), stringendo, poco a poco animato.Music Notation and Terminology|Karl W. Gehrkens
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) /
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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