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