Definition of Grandioso

1. Noun. (music) A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played in a grand and noble style ¹



2. Noun. (music) A passage having this mark ¹

3. Adverb. (music) played in this style ¹

4. Adjective. (music) describing a passage having this mark ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grandioso

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grandioso

grandiloquences
grandiloquent
grandiloquently
grandiloquism
grandiloquisms
grandiloquous
grandiose
grandiose delusion
grandiose delusions
grandiose type of paranoid disorder
grandiosely
grandioseness
grandiosenesses
grandiosities
grandiosity
grandioso (current term)
grandiosos
grandity
grandkid
grandkids
grandly
grandma
grandmama
grandmamas
grandmamma
grandmammas
grandmammies
grandmammy
grandmas
grandmaster

Literary usage of Grandioso

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1. Studii Di Letteratur E D'arte by Tullo Massarani (1899)
"Cosi tre aspetti, il terribile, l'affettivo, il grandioso, a vicenda vennero in luce ; e mostrarono l' evoluzione continua dell'ideale. ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"[< F. grandiose = Sp. Pg. grandioso, < It. grandioso, < L. grandis, great, grand: see grand and -ose.] 1. Impressive from inherent grandeur ; grand in ..."

3. Stories of Symphonic Music: A Guide to the Meaning of Important Symphonies by Lawrence Gilman (1907)
"The Roman motif (grandioso) seems to exhort the warriors to carry their eagles victorious through the fray, that Senatus populusque Ro- manus may know how ..."

4. A Tramp Trip: How to See Europe on Fifty Cents a Day by Lee Meriwether (1886)
"It announced that in the " Stabilimento grandioso " adjoining was to be seen the most marvellous collection in Rome, all for the modest sum of forty ..."

5. Merrie England: A New and Original Comic Opera in Two Acts by Edward German, Basil Hood, Wilfred Bendall (1903)
"Ah! .ff ÊÉ My troth is plighted to this gen In love u. ni . ted They grandioso. Now 1 am tie maid;. ..."

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