- having gradually increasing speed
- 1960: So that over and above the public components " holidays, tourist attractions " there are private meanderings, linked to the climate as if this spell were a passage in the year"s fugue: haphazard weather, aimless loves, unpredicted commitments" " Thomas Pynchon, "Entropy"
Etymology: Italian strettoItalian, stretto.
- (music) with gradually increasing speed
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