Word of the Week for the week of July 24, 2016



Meaning & Usage

noun Intense expression of thought; enthusiastic and energetic performance. The word "brio" is Italian in origin, literally translating to "mettle, fire, life" and used to describe vivacity.

Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games is known for her strict taste in Capitol fashion and her brio, which is particularly evident when she is coaching her two Victors.


From Italian brio (liveliness), from Spanish brio (spirit), from Celtic brigos (strength). Earliest documented use: 1731.

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