prestissimo

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pres·tis·si·mo

 (prĕ-stĭs′ə-mō′) Music
adv. & adj.
In as fast a tempo as possible. Used chiefly as a direction.
n. pl. pres·tis·si·mos
A prestissimo passage or movement.

[Italian, superlative of presto, presto; see presto.]

prestissimo

(prɛˈstɪsɪˌməʊ) music
adj, adv
(Music, other) to be played as fast as possible
n, pl -mos
(Music, other) a piece or passage directed to be played in this way
[C18: from Italian: very quickly, from presto fast]

pres•tis•si•mo

(prɛˈstɪs əˌmoʊ, -ˈsti sə-)

adv.
at the most rapid tempo (used as a musical direction).
[1715–25; < Italian: most quickly]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prestissimo - (of tempo) as fast as possible
fast - at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot"
Adv.1.prestissimo - extremely fast; as fast as possible; "this passage should be played prestissimo"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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