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appassionato

[ uh-pah-see-uh-nah-toh, uh-pash-uh-; Italian ahp-pahs-syaw-nah-taw ]
/ əˌpɑ si əˈnɑ toʊ, əˌpæʃ ə-; Italian ɑpˌpɑs syɔˈnɑ tɔ /
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adjective Music.

impassioned; with passion or strong feeling.

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Origin of appassionato

FromItalian; see origin at ap-1, passion, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for appassionato

appassionato
/ (əˌpæsjəˈnɑːtəʊ) /

adjective, adverb

music (to be performed) in an impassioned manner
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