adverb or adjective

fu·​ri·​o·​so ˌfyu̇r-ē-ˈō-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce furioso (audio)
: with great force or vigor
used as a direction in music

Word History


Italian, literally, furious

First Known Use

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of furioso was circa 1823

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Cite this Entry

“Furioso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furioso. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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