[es-pre-see-voh; Italian es-pres-see-vaw] /ˌɛs prɛˈsi voʊ; Italian ˌɛs prɛsˈsi vɔ/ Music.
(music) (to be performed) in an expressive manner
[ih-spouz, ih-spous] /ɪˈspaʊz, ɪˈspaʊs/ verb (used with object), espoused, espousing. 1. to make one’s own; adopt or embrace, as a cause. 2. to marry. 3. to give (a woman) in marriage. /ɪˈspaʊz/ verb (transitive) 1. to adopt or give support to (a cause, ideal, etc): to espouse socialism 2. (archaic) (esp of a man) to […]
[e-spres-oh] /ɛˈsprɛs oʊ/ noun, plural espressos. 1. a strong coffee prepared by forcing live steam under pressure, or boiling water, through ground dark-roast coffee beans. 2. a cup of this coffee. /ɛˈsprɛsəʊ/ noun (pl) -sos 1. strong coffee made by forcing steam or boiling water through ground coffee beans 2. an apparatus for making coffee […]
[e-spree] /ɛˈspri/ noun 1. sprightliness of spirit or wit; lively intelligence. /ɛˈspriː/ noun 1. spirit and liveliness, esp in wit n. 1590s, from Middle French esprit “spirit, mind,” from Old French espirit, from Latin spiritus “spirit” (see spirit). For initial e-, see especial. Esprit de corps first recorded 1780. French also has the excellent phrase […]
[e-spree duh kawr] /ɛˈspri də ˈkɔr/ noun 1. a sense of unity and of common interests and responsibilities, as developed among a group of persons closely associated in a task, cause, enterprise, etc. /ɛˈspriː də ˈkɔː; French ɛspri də kɔr/ noun 1. consciousness of and pride in belonging to a particular group; the sense of […]