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con spirito

[kon spir-i-toh, kohn; Italian kawn spee-ree-taw] /kɒn ˈspɪr ɪˌtoʊ, koʊn; Italian kɔn ˈspi ri tɔ/
with lively spirit; vigorously (used as a direction in music).
Origin of con spirito
1890-95; < Italian: literally, with spirit Unabridged
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  • All the bows are raised together, and at the given beat all start off con spirito.

    Great Musical Composers

    George T. Ferris
British Dictionary definitions for con spirito

con spirito

/kɒn ˈspɪrɪtəʊ/
adjective, adverb
(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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