adjective or adverb

vi·​go·​ro·​so ˌvi-gə-ˈrō-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce vigoroso (audio)
: energetic in style
used as a direction in music

Word History


Italian, literally, vigorous, from Middle French vigorous

First Known Use

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vigoroso was circa 1724

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Cite this Entry

“Vigoroso.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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