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spiritoso

[spir-i-toh-soh; Italian spee-ree-taw-saw] /ˌspɪr ɪˈtoʊ soʊ; Italian ˌspi riˈtɔ sɔ/
adjective
1.
spirited; lively (used as a musical direction).
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < Italian; see spirit, -ose1
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spiritoso

/ˌspɪrɪˈtəʊsəʊ/
adjective, adverb
1.
(music) (often preceded by a tempo marking) to be played in a spirited or animated manner: allegro spiritoso
Word Origin
Italian, from spirito spirit, from Latin spīritus breath; see spirit1
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