Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

spinto

play
noun, spin·to \ˈspēn-(ˌ)tō, ˈspin-\

Definition of spinto

plural spintos

  1. :  a singing voice having both lyric and dramatic qualities

spinto adjective


Origin of spinto

Italian, literally, pushed, from past participle of spingere to push, from Vulgar Latin *expingere, from Latin ex- + pangere to fasten — more at pact


First Known Use: 1944

Rhymes with spinto


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up spinto? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the range of perception or understanding

Get Word of the Day daily email!