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Music. Of a piece or style of music: performed with emotion or tenderness, usually at a fairly slow tempo; affecting, moving, tender; (as an indication of the tempo of a piece) fairly slow.
2In extended use: characterized by the qualities associated with affettuoso music, such as emotion, tenderness, etc.
Music. An affettuoso style; an affettuoso movement, part, or piece.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Short Explication of Foreign Words in Musick Books. From Italian affettuoso affectuous. With the use as adverb compare Italian affettuosamente, adverb.
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