fu·​ri·​o·​so | \ ˌfyu̇r-ē-ˈō-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce furioso (audio) , -(ˌ)zō \

Definition of furioso

: with great force or vigor used as a direction in music

First Known Use of furioso

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for furioso

Italian, literally, furious

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The first known use of furioso was circa 1823

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“Furioso.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furioso. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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