Definition of con brio in English:

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con brio

Pronunciation: /kän ˈbrēō/ /kōn/


(Especially as a direction) with vigor.
Example sentences
  • "Con brio" means, of course, "with life," and is thus a marking that concerns character more than speed.
  • The first movement is described as allegro con brio and I would have preferred more con brio.
  • Here, an introductory Andante maestoso in C minor and three-four time leads into a fluent Allegro con brio in two-four time.



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Syllabification: con bri·o

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