Definition of espressivo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɛsprɛˈsiːvəʊ/

adverb& adjective

(Especially as a direction) with expression of feeling: [as adjective]: a Viennese espressivo style
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  • What I wanted was to bring that espressivo voice out, but the way to do it was strictly her way.
  • Now, the pianist will either feel daunted or liberated by the fact that Prélude no. 4 bears no time signature: we are simply told largo, espressivo.


Italian, from Latin expressus 'distinctly presented'.

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