Definitions for "Stretto"
Keywords:  fugue, overlap, stretti, fugal, soprano
The crowding of answer upon subject near the end of a fugue.
polyphonic texture in which the imitating voices overlap
overlapping statements of a fugue subject. Stretto may occur anywhere in the fugue except in the exposition. Many fugues, however, have no examples of stretto.
In an opera or oratorio, a coda, or winding up, in an accelerated time.