spinto(redirected from Spinto tenor)
Of, relating to, or being a lyric operatic voice with some attributes of the dramatic voice: a spinto soprano.
[Italian, past participle of spingere, to push, from Vulgar Latin *expingere : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin pangere, to fasten; see impinge.]
n, pl -tos
(Music, other) a person who sings with lyrical voice
(Music, other) relating to a lyrical singing voice
spin•to(ˈspɪn toʊ, ˈspin-)
having a lyric quality with a strong, dramatic element: a spinto soprano voice.
[1940–45; < Italian: literally, excessive, pushed, past participle of spingere to push < Vulgar Latin *expingere]