furioso

[ fyoo r-ee-oh-soh; Italian foo-ryaw-zaw ]
/ ˌfyʊər iˈoʊ soʊ; Italian fuˈryɔ zɔ /
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adjective

forceful; turbulent.

adverb

forcefully; turbulently.

Nearby words

  1. furfuraldehyde,
  2. furfuran,
  3. furfurol,
  4. furiae,
  5. furies,
  6. furious,
  7. furiously,
  8. furkid,
  9. furl,
  10. furl.

Origin of furioso

1660–70, for an earlier sense; < Italian: literally, furious, equivalent to furi(a) fury + -oso -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for furioso

furioso

/ (ˌfjʊərɪˈəʊsəʊ) music /

adjective, adverb

in a frantically rushing manner

noun plural -sos

a passage or piece to be performed in this way

Word Origin for furioso

C19: Italian, literally: furious; see fury

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