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impresario

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noun im·pre·sa·rio \ˌim-prə-ˈsär-ē-ˌō, -ˈser-, -ˈzär-\

Simple Definition of impresario

  • : a person who manages a performance (such as a concert or play)

Full Definition of impresario

plural im·pre·sa·ri·os

  1. 1 :  the promoter, manager, or conductor of an opera or concert company

  2. 2 :  a person who puts on or sponsors an entertainment (as a television show or sports event)

  3. 3 :  manager, director

Origin of impresario

Italian, from impresa undertaking, from imprendere to undertake, from Vulgar Latin *imprehendere — more at emprise


First Known Use: 1746

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