pieto·so | \ ˌpēəˈtō(ˌ)sō , pyāˈt- , -)zō \

Definition of pietoso 

: with pity or sympathy : compassionately used as a direction in music

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History and Etymology for pietoso

Italian, from Medieval Latin pietosus, from Latin pietas + -osus -ous

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