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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Quickly; suddenly. Used chiefly as a direction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In music, suddenly; quickly: as, volti subito (V. S.), turn (the leaf) quickly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb (Mus.) In haste; quickly; rapidly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb music suddenly

Etymologies

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

[Italian, from Latin subitō, from neuter ablative sing. of subitus, sudden, from past participle of subīre, to come secretly; see sudden.]

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