Meaning of appassionato in English:

appassionato

(also appassionata)

Pronunciation /əˌpasjəˈnɑːtəʊ/

noun

Music
  • A movement, passage, or piece of music played or performed with passion or intensity of feeling.

adverb

Music
  • As a musical direction: passionately, with passion or intensity of feeling.

adjective

Music
  • Of a movement, passage, or composition: marked to be played appassionato; played or performed with passion or intensity of feeling.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Musical World. From Italian appassionato, use as adverb of appassionato appassionate.