con espressione


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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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