Definition of precipitato in US English:

precipitato

adverb

Music
  • Chiefly as a musical direction: in a hurried or headlong manner.

noun

Music
  • A passage (to be) played in this manner.

adjective

Music
  • (To be) played in a hurried or headlong manner.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in John Stainer (1840–1901), musicologist and composer. From Italian precipitato, specifically use of the past participle of precipitare.

Pronunciation

precipitato

/prɪˌsɪpɪˈtɑːtəʊ/