Definition of misterioso in English:

misterioso

(also mysterioso)

Pronunciation /mɪˌstɪərɪˈəʊsəʊ/ /mɪˌstɪərɪˈəʊzəʊ/ /mɪˌstɛrɪˈəʊsəʊ/

adverb

Music
  • As a musical direction: in a mysterious manner; in a manner suggestive of mystery.

noun

  • 1An air of mystery; mysteriousness. Also: a film, television programme, etc., whose story relies on mystery and suspense.

  • 2Surfing
    A trick position adopted by a surfer.

adjective

  • Of music: played misterioso. Also more generally: mysterious.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in John Stainer (1840–1901), musicologist and composer. From Italian misterioso mysterious (also used as a performing direction in music).