brio

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See also: brio- and brío

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Etymology[edit]

Italian brio ‎(finesse, talent), from Old Provençal briu ‎(wild), from Gaulish (compare Old Irish bríg ‎(pith, strength), Welsh bri ‎(repute, respect)), from Proto-Celtic *brigos, *brigā ‎(might, power), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰr̥ǵʰ-, zero-grade form of *bʰerǵʰ- ‎(high).

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brio

  1. Vigour or vivacity.
    • 1917, Henry Handel Richardson, Australia Felix, Part II Chapter I
      He lay tossing restlessly on a dirty old straw palliasse, and was in great pain; but greeted his friend with a dash of the old brio.

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brio m ‎(uncountable)

  1. brilliance, panache
  2. (music) con brio

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Italian[edit]

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Spanish brío

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brio m ‎(plural brii)

  1. vivacity, liveliness

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brīo m

  1. mash (as in mashed potatos).

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish brío ‎(vigour), from Old Provençal briu ‎(wild), from Gaulish brīgos.

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brio m (plural brios)

  1. mettle; courage
  2. zeal; vigour; vivacity
  3. pride; dignity

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For usage examples of this term, see Citations:brio.