spir·​i·​to·​so ˌspir-ə-ˈtō-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce spiritoso (audio)
: animated
used as a direction in music

Word History


Italian, from spirito spirit, from Latin spiritus

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spiritoso was in 1824

Dictionary Entries Near spiritoso

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“Spiritoso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiritoso. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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