spinto

noun spin·to \ ˈspēn-(ˌ)tō , ˈspin- \

Definition of spinto

plural spintos
:a singing voice having both lyric and dramatic qualities

spinto

adjective

Origin and Etymology of 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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