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spiritoso

[ spir-i-toh-soh; Italian spee-ree-taw-saw ]

adjective

  1. spirited; spirit; lively (used as a musical direction).


spiritoso

/ ˌspɪrɪˈtəʊsəʊ /

adjective

  1. music (often preceded by a tempo marking) to be played in a spirited or animated manner

    allegro spiritoso



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Word History and Origins

Origin of spiritoso1

From Italian, dating back to 1715–25; spirit, -ose 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of spiritoso1

Italian, from spirito spirit, from Latin spīritus breath; see spirit 1
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Example Sentences

Allegro spiritoso, same key and measure, in the style of a Canto popolare.

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