Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
adverb & adjectiveMusic
(especially as a direction) in a very quick tempo.
- ‘The wood in the half-light waking at daybreak to the belling of stags that bursts into barks; the wood doubled over the prestissimo riffs, the wood enjoying the sea's sport.’
- ‘At 13:50, her version is almost three minutes slower than Krysa's and because of that, the piece breathes easily between the prestissimo flights of fancy.’
A movement or passage marked to be performed in a very quick tempo.
- ‘The short prestissimo lasts just over two minutes and is an intriguing option instead of a full-blown Scherzo.’
- ‘The unravelling has run faster than prestissimo.’
Italian, superlative of presto ‘quick, quickly’ (see presto).
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.