(especially as a direction) with vigor.
- ‘The first movement is described as allegro con brio and I would have preferred more con brio.’
- ‘"Con brio" means, of course, "with life," and is thus a marking that concerns character more than speed.’
- ‘Here, an introductory Andante maestoso in C minor and three-four time leads into a fluent Allegro con brio in two-four time.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.