from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a rushing or hurrying manner. In the manner of pressing onwards.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In music, hastening the pace: virtually the same as accelerando or stringendo.


Borrowing from Italian affrettando. (Wiktionary)


  • _Accelerando_, _affrettando_ [Transcriber's Note: Corrected misspelling "affretando" in original] (this term implies some degree of excitement also), _stringendo_, _poco a poco animato_.

    Music Notation and Terminology

  • _Crescendo ed affrettando_ -- gradually louder and faster.

    Music Notation and Terminology


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