[fyoo r-ee-oh-soh; Italian foo-ryaw-zaw]Music.
  1. forcefully; turbulently.

Origin of furioso

1660–70, for an earlier sense; < Italian: literally, furious, equivalent to furi(a) fury + -oso -ous
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adjective, adverb
  1. in a frantically rushing manner
noun plural -sos
  1. a passage or piece to be performed in this way

Word Origin for furioso

C19: Italian, literally: furious; see fury
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