Definition of espressivo in English:

espressivo

adverb

  • (especially as a direction) with expression of feeling.

    ‘he often directs a passage to be played espressivo’
    • ‘What I wanted was to bring that espressivo voice out, but the way to do it was strictly her way.’
    • ‘Now, the pianist will either feel daunted or liberated by the fact that Prélude no. 4 bears no time signature: we are simply told largo, espressivo.’

adjective

  • Performed with expression of feeling.

    ‘a Viennese espressivo style’

Origin

Italian, from Latin expressus ‘distinctly presented’.

Pronunciation

espressivo

/ˌɛsprɛˈsiːvəʊ/