con brio

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

con bri·o

 (kŏn brē′ō, kōn)
adv. Music
With great energy; vigorously. Used chiefly as a direction.

[Italian : con, with + brio, vigor.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

con brio

(kɒn ˈbriːəʊ)
adj, adv
(Classical Music) music (to be performed) with liveliness or spirit, as in the phrase allegro con brio
[Italian: with energy]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

con bri•o

(kɒn ˈbri oʊ, koʊn)
with vigor; vivaciously (used as a musical direction).
[1890–95; < Italian]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.con brio - with liveliness or spirit
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
Adv.1.con brio - with liveliness or spirit; "allegro con brio"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
If Beethoven or another composer writes Allegro con brio in the score, I want my student to be inquisitive about such an instruction.
Have it emerging from the golden leafy embers of summer-flowering, ground-hugging calluna varieties Con Brio, Firefly and Robert Chapman.
5 in C Minor, Allegro con brio. After that, the audience will have a chance to enjoy an arrangement for five pianos made by Greg Anderson on John William's famous Star Wars Suite.
Still, Trump has given his war against "fake news" a striking prominence, waging it in full public view, unremittingly, and con brio. He intends to win it, or at least to give as good as he gets, and that itself is unusual.
Mozart enjoyed weaving in musical references (from himself and others) and Widmann's concert overture Con brio cunningly uses the musical gestures from Beethoven's symphonies 7 and 8 - abrupt switches, crescendos and fanfares - but without direct quotation, into an entertainingly raucous, humorous and slightly wacky fabric.
They will perform Mozart: Piano Concerto K467, second movement; Chopin: Nocturne in E flat, Op 9 No 2; Louis Theodore Gouvy: Piano Quintet in A Op 24, I Allegro giocoso, II Larghetto mosso, and III Allegro con brio. Retiring collection to cover costs.
Allegro vivace e con brio. The Eighth Symphony was composed in 1812 in only four months.
Right: ALLEGRO CON BRIO One of the world's best performing ocean racing yachts, Italy's Mascalzone Latino carves up a Bass Strait swell.
In the more than 2-hour long musical extravaganza, the maestro captured the audience with Adagio before going on to conduct Orchestra (1992), Andante, Piu animato, Allegro con brio and vivo, besides the Concerto for flute and chamber.