adjective sfo·ga·to \sfōˈgät(ˌ)ō\

Definition of sfogato

  1. 1 :  light and airy in performance —used as a direction in music

  2. 2 :  high and thin in tone —used chiefly of a voice in the phrase soprano sfogato

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Origin and Etymology of sfogato

Italian, past participle of sfogare to exhale, give vent to, from s- (from Latin ex-) + -fogare (from Latin fugare to put to flight, from fuga act of running away, flight) — more at fugue

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