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con spirito

[kon spir-i-toh, kohn; Italian kawn spee-ree-taw]
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adverb
  1. with lively spirit; vigorously (used as a direction in music).

Origin of con spirito

1890–95; < Italian: literally, with spirit
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British Dictionary definitions for con spirito

con spirito

adjective, adverb
  1. music (to be performed) in a spirited or lively manner (also in the phrases allegro con spirito, presto con spirito)

Word Origin

Italian: with spirit
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