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con brio

[kon bree-oh, kohn; Italian kawn bree-aw]
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adverb
  1. with vigor; vivaciously (used as a musical direction).

Origin of con brio

Borrowed into English from Italian around 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for con brio

con brio

adjective, adverb
  1. music (to be performed) with liveliness or spirit, as in the phrase allegro con brio

Word Origin

Italian: with energy
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