[grahn-dee-oh-soh, gran-]


grand and imposing.
Music. in a broad, commanding style.


Music. in a broad, commanding style. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for grandioso

Historical Examples of grandioso

  • Horse is a term of derision where an officer assumes the grandioso, demanding honour where honour is not his due.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

British Dictionary definitions for grandioso


adjective, adverb

music (to be played) in a grand manner
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