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con espressione

[ koni-spres-ee-oh-nee, -ney, kohn; Italian kawn es-pres-syaw-ne ]
/ ˈkɒn ɪˌsprɛs iˈoʊ ni, -neɪ, ˈkoʊn; Italian kɔn ˌɛs prɛsˈsyɔ nɛ /
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adverb
with expression; expressively (used as a direction in music).
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Origin of con espressione

1890–95; <Italian: literally, with expression
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British Dictionary definitions for con espressione

con espressione
/ (Italian kɔn ˌespresˈsjone) /

adjective, adverb
music (to be performed) with feeling; expressively

Word Origin for con espressione

Italian, literally: with expression
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