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stringendo

[strin-jen-doh; Italian streen-jen-daw] /strɪnˈdʒɛn doʊ; Italian strinˈdʒɛn dɔ/
adjective, adverb, Music.
1.
(of a musical direction) progressively quickening in tempo.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Italian, gerund of stringere to tighten < Latin (see strict)
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British Dictionary definitions for string-endo

stringendo

/strɪnˈdʒɛndəʊ/
adjective, adverb
1.
(music) to be performed with increasing speed
Word Origin
Italian, from stringere to compress, from Latin: to draw tight; see stringent
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