- [horse/child] brioso, lleno de vida; [reply] enérgico; [defense] ardiente, vehemente a spirited rendition of the national anthem el himno nacional interpretado con brío the team gave a spirited performance el equipo jugó con garra or brío the debate was really spirited el debate estuvo de lo más animado
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The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.