[prey-suh; Italian pre-zah]
noun, plural prese [prey-sey; Italian pre-ze] .
a mark, as :S:, +, or §, used in a canon, round, etc., to indicate where the successive voice parts are to take up the theme.

1715–25; < Italian: literally, a taking up, feminine of preso, past participle of prendere to take < Latin prehendere to seize; see prehension Unabridged
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presa (ˈprɛsɑː)
n , pl -se
music +, :S:, Usual signs: a sign or symbol used in a canon, round, etc, to indicate the entry of each part
[Italian, literally: a taking up, from prendere to take, from Latin prehendere to grasp]

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