affettuoso

adjective (or adverb) af·fet·tu·o·so \(ˌ)a-ˌfe-chə-ˈwō-(ˌ)sō, -ˌfe-tə-, -(ˌ)zō\

Definition of affettuoso

  1. :  tender or affecting —used as a direction in music

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Origin and Etymology of affettuoso

Italian, from Late Latin affectuosus — more at affectuous


First Known Use: 1724


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