[spir-i-toh-soh; Italian spee-ree-taw-saw]
- spirited; lively (used as a musical direction).
Origin of spiritoso
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- music (often preceded by a tempo marking) to be played in a spirited or animated mannerallegro spiritoso
Italian, from spirito spirit, from Latin spīritus breath; see spirit 1
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