Definition of spinto in English:
noun (plural spintos)
1A lyric soprano or tenor voice of powerful dramatic quality: [as modifier]: her spinto voice has kept her at the top
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- And if the Met was hoping to find spinto sopranos for the heavier Verdi and Puccini roles that go begging nowadays, the search goes on.
- Essentially a lyric soprano with coloratura (and later spinto) capabilities, she was at home in both Mozart and Richard Strauss, as well as in bel canto and verismo.
- Funny, but to say a voice is a true ‘spinto,’ using the Italian word, is a great compliment, while to say it is ‘pushed’ in plain English is a criticism.’
1950s: Italian, literally 'pushed', past participle of spingere 'push'.
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