[ spin-toh; Italian speen-taw ]
/ ˈspɪn toʊ; Italian ˈspin tɔ /


having a lyric quality with a strong, dramatic element: a spinto soprano voice.

Nearby words

  1. spinoza, benedict,
  2. spinozism,
  3. spinproof,
  4. spinster,
  5. spinthariscope,
  6. spinule,
  7. spinulose,
  8. spiny,
  9. spiny anteater,
  10. spiny cocklebur

Origin of spinto

1940–45; < Italian: literally, excessive, pushed, past participle of spingere to push < Vulgar Latin *expingere, equivalent to Latin ex- ex-1 + -pingere, combining form of pangere to set, plant, arrange

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