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[trop-oh; Italian trawp-paw]
adverb Music.
  1. too much; excessively.
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Origin of troppo1

< Italian; Old Italian dial.: much, very, probably < Old Provençal trop orig., herd, flock; see troop


adjective Australian Slang.
  1. mentally disturbed.
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Origin of troppo2

1940–45; trop(ic) + -o, orig. in reference to the supposed psychological effects of life in tropical climates, especially military service
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Examples from the Web for troppo

Historical Examples

  • "Oh dear—I mean, troppo grave," she added, elevating her voice.

    The Front Yard

    Constance Fenimore Woolson

  • Paolo looked delighted and exclaimed, "Sua eccellenza, troppo buono."

  • Afterwards—as Ferdinando said—'Siamo stati un po' troppo furiosi davvero, signora;' that came to be the general conviction.

British Dictionary definitions for troppo


  1. music too much; excessivelySee non troppo
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Word Origin



  1. Australian slang mentally affected by a tropical climate
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