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con espressione

[kon i-spres-ee-oh-nee, -ney, kohn; Italian kawn es-pres-syaw-ne] /ˈkɒn ɪˌsprɛs iˈoʊ ni, -neɪ, ˈkoʊn; Italian kɔn ˌɛs prɛsˈsyɔ nɛ/
with expression; expressively (used as a direction in music).
Origin of con espressione
1890-95; < Italian: literally, with expression Unabridged
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  • Our text calls for no secrecies; brush them aside, and resume without pedals, but con espressione.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for con espressione

con espressione

/Italian kɔn ˌespresˈsjone/
adjective, adverb
(music) (to be performed) with feeling; expressively
Word Origin
Italian, literally: with expression
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