[ uh-fech-oo-oh-soh; Italian ahf-fet-twaw-zaw ]
/ əˌfɛtʃ uˈoʊ soʊ; Italian ˌɑf fɛtˈtwɔ zɔ /
with affection and tenderness (a musical direction).
noun, plural af·fet·tuo·sos.
a composition or movement of gentle, tender character.
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British Dictionary definitions for affettuoso
/ (æˌfɛtʃuːˈəʊsəʊ) /
music with feeling
Word Origin for affettuoso
C18: from Italian
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