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Wednesday, January 26, 2000

Definitions for brio

  1. Enthusiastic vigor; vivacity; liveliness; spirit.

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Citations for brio
Though my judgment was no doubt affected by all the wine we'd consumed, I remember being elated by our performance that night: our inspired spur-of-the-moment dialogue, the actors fleshing out their roles with such brio. Gail Godwin, Evensong
For him, life must be a party, a ball, an endless carnival. Each person must invent a role for himself and play it with brio. Lydia Flem, Casanova: The Man Who Really Loved Women (translated by Catherine Temerson)
Origin of brio
1725-1735
Brio is Italian, from Spanish brio or Provençal briu, both of Celtic origin.