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).

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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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