con anima

con ani·​ma | \ kän-ˈa-nə-ˌmä How to pronounce con anima (audio) , kōn-ˈä-ni- How to pronounce con anima (audio) \

Definition of con anima

: in a spirited manner used as a direction in music

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Recent Examples on the Web With trombones and tuba anchoring the harmony, this allegro con anima lived in a histrionic-free zone. John Von Rhein,, "Conductor's firm control makes for satisfying Tchaikovsky with CSO," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of con anima

circa 1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for con anima

Italian, literally, with spirit

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“Con anima.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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