Examples of brio in a Sentence
impressed the interviewers with his poise and brio
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The stellar assortment of narrators chosen to read these tales (many of which are told in the first person) clearly seized on their roles with a brio equal to that of the man who wrote them.
Think of Miles Davis, John Coltrane and other jazz giants—but don’t forget Jackson Pollock and his fellow action painters, hurling color onto canvas with spontaneity and brio.
However, the spirit of the film, directed with brio by Taika Waititi lies in Sakaar.
Sarah Silverman threw herself into the 2016 election with brio and bite, campaigning for Bernie Sanders and then scolding his rabble-rousing supporters at the Democratic National Convention.
The recreation of Northern working men’s clubs, with their tawdry glittery curtains and murkily patterned carpets awash in cheap beer, are lovingly recreated and the filmmakers clearly have affection for the spirit and brio of this milieu.
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The book is a neat piece of narrative history, told with exceptional brio.
A show with less pure brio would have shown us Nora’s trip to the parallel universe, rather than trusting its actor to sell the journey, and the harder journey back.
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Origin and Etymology of brio
First Known Use: 1731See Words from the same year
Synonymsbeans, bounce, vigor, dash, drive, dynamism, energy, esprit, gas, get-up-and-go, ginger, go, gusto, hardihood, juice, life, moxie, oomph, pep, punch, sap, snap, starch, verve, vim, vinegar, vitality, zing, zip
Antonymslethargy, listlessness, sluggishness, torpidity
Related Wordsanimal spirits, animation, briskness, jauntiness, liveliness, snappiness, spirit, spiritedness, sprightliness, spunk, spunkiness, vibrance, vibrancy, vivaciousness, vivacity; ardor, élan, fervor, fire, passion, zeal; main, metal, mettle, might, muscle, potency, power, puissance, stamina, strength; brawniness, fitness, hardiness, huskiness, sturdiness, virility; health, healthiness, soundness, verdure, wellness
Near Antonymsindolence, laziness; debilitation, debility, delicacy, disablement, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, frailness, frailty, impotence, impotency, infirmity, powerlessness, puniness, slightness, softness, tenderness, weakness; enervation, exhaustion, inanition, prostration
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