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con brio

[kon bree-oh, kohn; Italian kawn bree-aw] /kɒn ˈbri oʊ, koʊn; Italian kɔn ˈbri ɔ/
with vigor; vivaciously (used as a musical direction).
Origin of con brio
1890-95; < Italian Unabridged
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  • With a salad and a simple dessert, this is a weeknight menu con brio.
  • They can write con brio, or con schmaltz, as the occasion demands.
  • It tells all the old stories of imperial heroism con brio and takes the political and moral argument of imperialism for granted.
  • The writing is all in the same key, and strictly molto con brio.
British Dictionary definitions for con brio

con brio

/kɒn ˈbriːəʊ/
adjective, adverb
(music) (to be performed) with liveliness or spirit, as in the phrase allegro con brio
Word Origin
Italian: with energy
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