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  • Main Entry: 1stret·to
    Function: adverb
    Etymology: Italian, literally, narrowly, closely, from stretto narrow, close, pressed together, from Latin strictus, past participle of stringere to draw tight, press together -- more at STRAIN
    : more quickly -- used as a direction in music


    Citation:
    "stretto." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002. http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com (6 Jan. 2007).

    January 6, 2007