Dictionary.com

furioso

[ fyoor-ee-oh-soh; Italian foo-ryaw-zaw ]
/ ˌfyʊər iˈoʊ soʊ; Italian fuˈryɔ zɔ /
Music.
Save This Word!

adjective
forceful; turbulent.
adverb
forcefully; turbulently.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of furioso

1660–70, for an earlier sense; <Italian: literally, furious, equivalent to furi(a) fury + -oso-ous
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use furioso in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK