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synonyms for brio

  • liveliness
  • verve
  • animation
  • bounce
  • dash
  • energy
  • esprit
  • life
  • spiritedness
  • sprightliness
  • vigor
  • vim
  • vivacity
  • zest
  • zip
  • vivaciousness
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antonyms for brio

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  • apathy
  • dullness
  • enervation
  • idleness
  • inactivity
  • laziness
  • lethargy
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How to use brio in a sentence

Jim Cramer has managed the magical trick of making whatever really happens on Wall Street sing with the kind of brio that befits the terror or thrill of either losing or winning billions of dollars on stock trades.
MAKING A KILLING WITH JIM CRAMEREUGENE ROBINSONFEBRUARY 1, 2021OZY
Certainly Gurickx played magnificently, and with a brio I have rarely heard equalled.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
A new clue would soon be given and at once Oscar was off again with renewed brio to finer effects.
OSCAR WILDE, VOLUME 2 (OF 2)FRANK HARRIS
He plays very correctly, one might say without a fault, but I have heard violinists who play with more brio.
THE SUNNY SIDE OF DIPLOMATIC LIFE, 1875-1912LILLIE DEHEGERMANN-LINDENCRONE
Other men have painted single heads as well or better: but Hals stands alone in his gusto, his abundance, his surpassing brio.
A WANDERER IN HOLLANDE. V. LUCAS
When the week was up Mat implored to be left behind with Angela, the maid, and Brio, a big poodle possessed of the devil.
SHAWL-STRAPSLOUISA M. ALCOTT
This brio, an Italian word which the French have begun to use, is characteristic of youthful work.
COUSIN BETTYHONORE DE BALZAC
They are both such handsome people, and threw such wonderful brio, as they would call it, into the affair.
A RAINY JUNE AND OTHER STORIESOUIDA
The second movement, Andantino con brio, in two-four measure is as bright and sparkling as the corresponding movement in No. 3.
NICOLO PAGANINI: HIS LIFE AND WORKSTEPHEN SAMUEL STRATTON
As an old man of twenty-two, mourning over the vanished brio of youth, he carried morbidity to perfection.
THE AUTHOR'S CRAFTARNOLD BENNETT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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