Definition and Examples of the Italian Music Term "Subito"

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The Italian musical term subito, which means “quickly; suddenly,” is used alongside other musical commands to make their effects immediate and abrupt.

Some common examples of subito commands include:

Multilingual Synonyms:

  • soudainement (Fr)
  • plötzlich; sofort (Ger)


  • suh-bee'-doh (U.S.); sue-bee'-ttoh

Common Misspellings:

  • subitto, sobito