spiritoso

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adjective spir·i·to·so \ˌspir-ə-ˈtō-(ˌ)sō, -(ˌ)zō\

Definition of spiritoso

  1. :  animated —used as a direction in music

Origin and Etymology of spiritoso

Italian, from spirito spirit, from Latin spiritus


First Known Use: circa 1724

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