con brio

[kon bree-oh, kohn; Italian kawn bree-aw]

Origin of con brio

Borrowed into English from Italian around 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for con brio

con brio

adjective, adverb
  1. 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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