con brio

[ kon bree-oh, kohn; Italian kawn bree-aw ]
/ kɒn ˈbri oʊ, koʊn; Italian kɔn ˈbri ɔ /

adverb

with vigor; vivaciously (used as a musical direction).

Nearby words

  1. comédie française,
  2. con,
  3. con amore,
  4. con anima,
  5. con artist,
  6. con dolore,
  7. con espressione,
  8. con fuoco,
  9. con game,
  10. con job

Origin of con brio

Borrowed into English from Italian around 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for con brio

con brio

/ (kɒn ˈbriːəʊ) /

adjective, adverb

music (to be performed) with liveliness or spirit, as in the phrase allegro con brio

Word Origin for con brio

Italian: with energy

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