[ spin-toh; Italian speen-taw ]
/ ˈspɪn toʊ; Italian ˈspin tɔ /
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having a lyric quality with a strong, dramatic element: a spinto soprano voice.
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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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