Musical Direction very fast; faster than presto: when used other than in musical scores, also in roman type
Origin of prestissimoIt, superlative of presto: see presto
[also in roman type] a passage or movement to be performed prestissimo
In as fast a tempo as possible. Used chiefly as a direction.
A prestissimo passage or movement.
Origin of prestissimoItalian superlative of presto presto ; see presto .
- (music) Extremely fast, the fastest possible tempo. [from 18th c.]
- (chiefly music) Very quickly. [from 19th c.]
From Italian prestissimo.