brio

[ bree-oh; Italian bree-aw ]
/ ˈbri oʊ; Italian ˈbri ɔ /

noun

vigor; vivacity.

Origin of brio

1725–35; < Italian < Spanish brío energy, determination < Celtic *brīgos; compare Old Irish bríg (feminine) power, strength, force, Middle Welsh bri (masculine) honor, dignity, authority
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brio
/ (ˈbriːəʊ) /

noun

liveliness or vigour; spiritSee also con brio

Word Origin for brio

C19: from Italian, of Celtic origin
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