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[spir-i-toh-soh; Italian spee-ree-taw-saw]
spirited; lively (used as a musical direction).

1715–25; < Italian; see spirit, -ose1 Unabridged
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spiritoso (ˌspɪrɪˈtəʊsəʊ)
adj, —adv
music (often preceded by a tempo marking) to be played in a spirited or animated manner: allegro spiritoso
[Italian, from spirito spirit, from Latin spīritus breath; see spirit1]

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