con espressione

adverb

con es·​pres·​sio·​ne ˌkän-ˌes-(ˌ)pre-sē-ˈō-nē How to pronounce con espressione (audio)
ˌkōn-,
-ˈō-(ˌ)nā How to pronounce con espressione (audio)
: with feeling
used as a direction in music

Word History

Etymology

Italian, literally, with expression

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of con espressione was in 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Con espressione.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/con%20espressione. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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