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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Music Rapidly. Used chiefly as a direction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In music, with great rapidity; presto.

Etymologies

Italian, from Latin vēlōx, vēlōc-, rapid; see velocity.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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