con brio

adverb
\kän-ˈbrē-(ˌ)ō, kōn-\

Definition of con brio 

: in a vigorous or brisk manner often used as a direction in music

First Known Use of con brio

1798, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for con brio

Italian, literally, with vigor

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