Definition of stringendo in English:

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Pronunciation: /strɪnˈdʒɛndəʊ/

adverb& adjective

(Especially as a direction) with increasing speed.
Example sentences
  • I suggested stringendo applied to all the strings, while accelerando was just for the cellos.

noun (plural stringendos or stringendi)

A passage performed or marked to be performed with increasing speed: beginning with a marked stringendo, the final orchestral climax approaches
More example sentences
  • Here, accelerandos and stringendos and rallantandos, and so forth are very important.
  • The rubato and stringendi which Brahms actually prescribes in the finale's slow introduction are very well controlled.
  • Another example is the overworked ‘Prelude in C sharp minor,’ where he avoids extra-added stringendos in favor of a steadier tempo throughout.


Italian, literally 'squeezing, binding together'.

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Line breaks: strin|gendo

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