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Related to subito: Libero
Quickly; suddenly. Used chiefly as a direction.
[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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(Classical Music) music (preceding or following a dynamic marking, etc) suddenly; immediately. Abbreviation: sub
[C18: via Italian from Latin: suddenly, from subitus sudden, from subīre to approach, from sub- (indicating stealth) + īre to go]
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(as a musical direction) suddenly; abruptly: subito pianissimo.
[1715–25; < Italian < Latin subitō]
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