doloroso

[ doh-luh-roh-soh; Italian daw-law-raw-saw ]
/ ˌdoʊ ləˈroʊ soʊ; Italian ˌdɔ lɔˈrɔ sɔ /

adjective

plaintive, as if expressing sorrow (used as a musical direction).

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Origin of doloroso

From Italian, dating back to 1800–10; see origin at dolor, -ose1
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British Dictionary definitions for doloroso

doloroso
/ (ˌdɒləˈrəʊsəʊ) /

adjective, adverb

music (to be performed) in a sorrowful manner

Word Origin for doloroso

Italian: dolorous
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