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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 and Etymology 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


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