prestissimo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian prestissimo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

prestissimo (not comparable)

  1. (music) Extremely fast, the fastest possible tempo. [from 18th c.]

Adverb[edit]

prestissimo (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly music) Very quickly. [from 19th c.]
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 286:
      A delegation of Norman gentry boldly requesting in 1771 the calling of the Normandy estates (which had been abolished in 1666) was despatched prestissimo to the Bastille.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

prestissimo m (feminine prestissima, masculine plural prestissimi, feminine plural prestissime)

  1. superlative form of presto