Definition of stringendo in English:


Line breaks: strin|gendo
Pronunciation: /strɪnˈdʒɛndəʊ

adverb & adjective

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

noun (plural stringendos or stringendi)

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  • A passage performed or marked to be performed with increasing speed: beginning with a marked stringendo, the final orchestral climax approaches
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    • 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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