grazioso

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian grazioso (graceful), from Latin grātiōsus (agreeable, popular), from grātia (grace). Doublet of gracioso and gracious.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

grazioso (comparative more grazioso, superlative most grazioso)

  1. (music) graceful, flowing

Adverb[edit]

grazioso (comparative more grazioso, superlative most grazioso)

  1. (music) gracefully, flowingly

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin grātiōsus (agreeable, popular), from grātia (grace) + -ōsus (-y, -ous), equivalent to grazia +‎ -oso. Cognate to English gracious, French gracieux, Norman grâcieux, Romanian grațios, Spanish and Portuguese gracioso, Catalan graciós.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡratˈtsjo.so/, [ɡräˈt̪͡ːs̪joːso], [ɡräˈt̪͡ːs̪joːzo]
  • Rhymes: -ozo
  • Hyphenation: gra‧zió‧so

Adjective[edit]

grazioso (feminine singular graziosa, masculine plural graziosi, feminine plural graziose)

  1. cute, pretty, nice, graceful
    Synonyms: carino, aggraziato
    Antonym: sgraziato
  2. delightful, graceful
    Synonyms: fine, elegante, pregevole, raffinato, squisito
    Antonyms: dozzinale, grossolano, ordinario
  3. (literary) kind, gracious
    Synonyms: affabile, amabile, cordiale, cortese, gentile
    Antonyms: scortese, sgarbato, sguaiato
  4. (literary, poetic) gracious, merciful, compassionate
    Synonyms: bendisposto, benevolo, benigno, disponibile
  5. (music) grazioso

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