subito

subito

[soo-bi-toh; Italian soo-bee-taw]
adverb
(as a musical direction) suddenly; abruptly: subito pianissimo.

Origin:
1715–25; < Italian < Latin subitō orig., ablative singular neuter of subitus sudden, equivalent to sub- sub- + -i- (base of īre to go) + -tus past participle suffix

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subito (ˈsuːbɪˌtəʊ)
 
adv
music sub (preceding or following a dynamic marking, etc) suddenly; immediately
 
[C18: via Italian from Latin: suddenly, from subitus sudden, from subīre to approach, from sub- (indicating stealth) + īre to go]

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