[uh-fech-oo-oh-soh; Italian ahf-fet-twaw-zaw]Music.
- with affection and tenderness (a musical direction).
- a composition or movement of gentle, tender character.
Origin of affettuoso
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- music with feeling
C18: from Italian
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