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[fyoo r-ee-oh-soh; Italian foo-ryaw-zaw]Music.
  1. forceful; turbulent.
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  1. forcefully; turbulently.
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Origin of furioso

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

  • And what is true of Rodomonte may be said of all the studied situations in the Furioso.

    Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature

    John Addington Symonds

  • The style of the Furioso is said to have taught Galileo how to write Italian.

  • It was partly this that made Shelley shrink with loathing from the Furioso.

  • No doubt about it, the whole calamity to court and nation was the work of Furioso, and he had got the princess.

    The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book

    Constance Cary Harrison

  • His name was Furioso, and his strength was known to surpass that of an army of ordinary men.

    The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book

    Constance Cary Harrison

British Dictionary definitions for furioso


adjective, adverb
  1. in a frantically rushing manner
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noun plural -sos
  1. a passage or piece to be performed in this way
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Word Origin for furioso

C19: Italian, literally: furious; see fury
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