[ spir-i-toh-soh; Italian spee-ree-taw-saw ]
/ ˌspɪr ɪˈtoʊ soʊ; Italian ˌspi riˈtɔ sɔ /
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spirited; lively (used as a musical direction).
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Example sentences from the Web for spiritoso
Allegro spiritoso, same key and measure, in the style of a Canto popolare.Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work|Stephen Samuel Stratton
British Dictionary definitions for spiritoso
/ (ˌspɪrɪˈtəʊsəʊ) /
music (often preceded by a tempo marking) to be played in a spirited or animated mannerallegro spiritoso
Word Origin for spiritoso
Italian, from spirito spirit, from Latin spīritus breath; see spirit 1
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