Dictionary.com

affettuoso

[ uh-fech-oo-oh-soh; Italian ahf-fet-twaw-zaw ]
/ əˌfɛtʃ uˈoʊ soʊ; Italian ˌɑf fɛtˈtwɔ zɔ /
Music.
Save This Word!

adjective, adverb
with affection and tenderness (a musical direction).
noun, plural af·fet·tuo·sos.
a composition or movement of gentle, tender character.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of affettuoso

1715–25; <Italian: affecting, moving <Latin affectuōsus, equivalent to affectu(s) affect1 + -ōsus-ous
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use affettuoso in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for affettuoso

affettuoso
/ (æˌfɛtʃuːˈəʊsəʊ) /

adjective, adverb
music with feeling

Word Origin for affettuoso

C18: from Italian
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK