con spirito

[ kon spir-i-toh, kohn; Italian kawn spee-ree-taw ]

  1. with lively spirit; vigorously (used as a direction in music).

Origin of con spirito

1890–95; <Italian: literally, with spirit

Words Nearby con spirito Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use con spirito in a sentence

  • All the bows are raised together, and at the given beat all start off con spirito.

    Great Musical Composers | George T. Ferris

British Dictionary definitions for con spirito

con spirito

/ (kɒn ˈspɪrɪtəʊ) /

adjective, adverb
  1. music (to be performed) in a spirited or lively manner (also in the phrases allegro con spirito, presto con spirito)

Origin of con spirito

Italian: with spirit

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