adjective (or adverb)

: expressive, expressively
used as a direction in music

Word History


Italian, from espresso declared, evident, pressed out (from espresso —past participle of esprimere to express, declare, press out—from Latin expressus, past participle of exprimere to express) + Italian -ivo (from Latin -ivus -ive) (adjective)

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“Espressivo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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