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Meaning of affettuoso

af•fet•tuo•so

Pronunciation: (u-fech"-ō'sōIt.äf"fet-twô'zô), [key]
— adj., adv., n., pl. -sos.
—adj., adv.
  1. with affection and tenderness (a musical direction).
—n.
  1. a composition or movement of gentle, tender character.
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