spiritoso

adjective
spir·​i·​to·​so | \ ˌspir-ə-ˈtō-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce spiritoso (audio) , -(ˌ)zō \

Definition of spiritoso

: animated used as a direction in music

First Known Use of spiritoso

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spiritoso

Italian, from spirito spirit, from Latin spiritus

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The first known use of spiritoso was circa 1724

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“Spiritoso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiritoso. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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