sfogato

adjective

sfo·​ga·​to
sfōˈgät(ˌ)ō
1
: light and airy in performance
used as a direction in music
2
: high and thin in tone
used chiefly of a voice in the phrase soprano sfogato

Word History

Etymology

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)

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“Sfogato.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sfogato. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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