appassionato

adjective
ap·​pas·​si·​o·​na·​to
variants: or appassionata \ -​ätə \

Definition of appassionato

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: deeply emotional : impassioned used as a direction in music

appassionato

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of appassionato (Entry 2 of 2)

: a musical movement or piece marked appassionato

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History and Etymology for appassionato

Adjective

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

Noun

Italian, from appassionato, past participle

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“Appassionato.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appassionato. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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