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variants or appassionata
: deeply emotional : impassioned
used as a direction in music


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plural -s
: a musical movement or piece marked appassionato

Word History



Italian appassionato (masculine) & appassionata (feminine), past participle of appassionare to impassion, from ap- (from Latin, from ad-) + passionare to impassion, from passione passion, from Late Latin passion-, passio


Italian, from appassionato, past participle

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“Appassionato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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