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adverb & adjectiveMusic
(especially as a direction) with expression of feeling.[as adjective] ‘a Viennese espressivo style’
- ‘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.’
- ‘What I wanted was to bring that espressivo voice out, but the way to do it was strictly her way.’
Italian, from Latin expressus distinctly presented.
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