Definition of espressivo in English:

espressivo

Line breaks: es|pres¦sivo
Pronunciation: /ˌɛsprɛˈsiːvəʊ
 
/

adverb & adjective

Music
  • (Especially as a direction) with expression of feeling: [as adjective]: a Viennese espressivo style
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

Italian, from Latin expressus 'distinctly presented'.

More definitions of espressivo

Definition of espressivo in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tortie
Pronunciation: ˈtɔːtiː
noun
a tortoiseshell cat