from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Music Quickly; suddenly. Used chiefly as a direction.
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- adv. suddenly
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In haste; quickly; rapidly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, suddenly; quickly: as, volti subito (V. S.), turn (the leaf) quickly.
Italian, from Latin subitō, from neuter ablative sing. of subitus, sudden, from past participle of subīre, to come secretly; see sudden.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)