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Definitions of stretto:
  • noun:   (music) The presence of two close or overlapping statements of the subject of a fugue, especially towards the end.
  • noun:   (music) An acceleration in the tempo of an opera that produces an ending climax.
  • adverb:   (music) With gradually increasing speed.
  • adjective:   (music) Having gradually increasing speed.

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