fu·ri·o·so | \ ˌfyu̇r-ē-ˈō-(ˌ)sō , -(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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