spinto
noun (plural spintos) Etymology: Italian, literally, pushed, from past participle of spingere to push, from Vulgar Latin *expingere, from Latin ex- + pangere to fasten — more at pact Date: 1944 a singing voice having both lyric and dramatic qualities • spinto adjective

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  • Spinto — (from Italian, pushed ) is a vocal term used to characterize a soprano or tenor voice of a weight between lyric and dramatic that is capable of handling large dramatic climaxes at moderate intervals. Sometimes the terms lirico spinto or… …   Wikipedia

  • spinto — [spēn′tō̂] adj. [It, pp. of spingere, to push, spur on < VL expingere < L ex , intens. + pangere, to fasten, drive in: see FANG] Music both dramatic and lyric: said of a singer s voice [a spinto soprano] n. pl. spintos a spinto voice or… …   English World dictionary

  • spinto — agg. [part. pass. di spingere ]. 1. a. [di persona, che ha inclinazione per un certo tipo di attività, con la prep. verso : sentirsi s. verso la musica ] ▶◀ portato (per), tagliato (per). ◀▶ negato (per). b. [di persona, che mostra propensione a… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • Spinto — El término spinto (del it. spingere, ‘empujar’) denomina una técnica vocal frecuentemente empleada para cantar algunos papeles en las óperas de Richard Wagner, Giuseppe Verdi y los compositores del verismo. La meta del canto spinto es desarrollar …   Wikipedia Español

  • spinto — spìn·to p.pass., agg. 1. p.pass., agg. → spingere, spingersi 2. agg. CO indotto ad agire o a comportarsi in un determinato modo: si sentì spinto ad aiutarlo 3. agg. CO incline, naturalmente disposto: sentirsi spinto verso la musica Sinonimi:… …   Dizionario italiano

  • spinto — {{hw}}{{spinto}}{{/hw}}part. pass.  di spingere ; anche agg. 1 Disposto, inclinato, forzato: sentirsi spinto verso l arte. 2 Eccessivo, estremistico | Scabroso: un discorso spinto | Piccante, salace: barzellette spinte. 3 (scient.) Portato a… …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • spinto — /ˈspɪntoʊ/ (say spintoh) adjective (of an operatic voice) stronger and more dramatic than a lyric voice with a darker timbre: a spinto soprano; a spinto tenor. {Italian: pushed on, past participle of spingere to push} …   Australian English dictionary

  • spinto — /spin toh/; It. /speen taw/, adj. having a lyric quality with a strong, dramatic element: a spinto soprano voice. [1940 45; < It: lit., excessive, pushed, ptp. of spingere to push < VL *expingere, equiv. to L ex EX 1 + pingere, comb. form of… …   Universalium

  • spinto — spin•to [[t]ˈspɪn toʊ, ˈspin [/t]] adj. mus mad having a lyric quality with a strong, dramatic element: a spinto soprano voice[/ex] • Etymology: 1940–45; < It: lit., excessive, pushed, ptp. of spingere to push < VL *expingere …   From formal English to slang

  • spinto — ˈspēn.(ˌ)tō, pin. adjective ( s) Etymology: Italian, literally, pushed, from past participle of spingere to push, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin expingere, from Latin ex ex (I) + pingere ( …   Useful english dictionary

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