Definition of sfogato
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
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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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