brio

noun
\ ˈbrē-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce brio (audio) \

Definition of brio

: enthusiastic vigor : vivacity, verve sings with brio

Examples of brio in a Sentence

impressed the interviewers with his poise and brio
Recent Examples on the Web But that postmodern brio told barely half of Mr. Mandanipour’s tale. Boyd Tonkin, WSJ, 21 Jan. 2022 Hot Thoughts, this one feels like a return to the coiled, trenchant band-in-a-room brio of LPs like their 2002 classic, Kill the Moonlight. Jon Dolan, Rolling Stone, 9 Feb. 2022 The Philippines is a vibrant filmmaking region in Asia and that brio is underlined by the brace of projects from the country selected at the Southeast Asia Film Lab, which is part of the Singapore Media Festival. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 25 Nov. 2021 It’s a celebration of his heroism in the face of constant anguish, narrated by Olivia Colman and dramatized with daringly comic brio. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 21 Oct. 2021 These include an encounter at the barbershop, where the requisite wise barber (Esau Pritchett) lays down the law about respecting everyone, even the swish gentrifier played (with brio) by Bryan Terrell Clark. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 13 Oct. 2021 For every diamond and every death, for every feeling of loss and insecure emotion, Mill comes out with hope and real brio on his side – a confidence that goes way beyond any mere humble-brag or boast. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 1 Oct. 2021 The show-must-go-on brio of Michael Kors’s presentation at Tavern on the Green? Erik Maza, Town & Country, 14 Sep. 2021 Serve with brio and additional dressing on the side. Beth Segal, cleveland, 27 Aug. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'brio.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of brio

1731, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brio

Italian

Learn More About brio

Dictionary Entries Near brio

briny

brio

brioche

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for brio

Cite this Entry

“Brio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brio. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!