Definition of brio in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrēō/


Vigor or vivacity of style or performance: she told her story with some brio See also con brio.
More example sentences
  • Burstein captured every subtle variation of the melodic line with scintillating brio and vivacity.
  • This balletic score received a performance filled with rhythmic verve and brio.
  • The Stoltzmans played it with dash and brio to spare.


Mid 18th century: from Italian.

Words that rhyme with brio

Clio, Krio, Leo, Milhaud, Rio, Theo, trio

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Syllabification: bri·o

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