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affettuoso

[uh-fech-oo-oh-soh; Italian ahf-fet-twaw-zaw] /əˌfɛtʃ uˈoʊ soʊ; Italian ˌɑf fɛtˈtwɔ zɔ/
adjective, adverb
1.
with affection and tenderness (a musical direction).
noun, plural affettuosos.
2.
a composition or movement of gentle, tender character.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < Italian: affecting, moving < Latin affectuōsus, equivalent to affectu(s) affect1 + -ōsus -ous
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affettuoso

/æˌfɛtʃuːˈəʊsəʊ/
adjective, adverb
1.
(music) with feeling
Word Origin
C18: from Italian
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