spinto

noun
spin·​to | \ ˈspēn-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce spinto (audio) , ˈspin- \
plural spintos

Definition of spinto

: a singing voice having both lyric and dramatic qualities

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spinto adjective

First Known Use of spinto

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spinto

Italian, literally, pushed, from past participle of spingere to push, from Vulgar Latin *expingere, from Latin ex- + pangere to fasten — more at pact

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“Spinto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spinto. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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