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[uh-pah-see-uh-nah-toh, uh-pash-uh-; Italian ahp-pahs-syaw-nah-taw]
adjective Music.
  1. impassioned; with passion or strong feeling.
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Origin of appassionato

From Italian; see origin at ap-1, passion, -ate1
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Examples from the Web for appassionato

Historical Examples of appassionato

  • The first movement begins solemnly, but breaks into an appassionato.

    Contemporary American Composers

    Rupert Hughes

  • If George shies at this, it can be tried again later—say during an "appassionato" passage for the violins and cellos.

    Perfect Behavior

    Donald Ogden Stewart

  • Appassionato ammiratore ed invitto apologista dell' Omero Ferrarese.

British Dictionary definitions for appassionato


adjective, adverb
  1. music (to be performed) in an impassioned manner
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