If someone's got brio, they're full of spirited enthusiasm. You know that counselor who gets the whole camp incredibly excited about playing Capture the Flag? She's got brio!

Energy, vivacity, and style are all important elements of brio. If you do something with brio, you bring all of your zest and vigor to it. If you sing a karaoke song with brio, you might get the whole room singing along and applauding. And your uncle might be known for telling scary campfire stories with brio, using spooky voices and elaborate hand gestures. In Italian, brio means "mettle, fire, or life," from a Celtic word meaning "strength."

Definitions of brio
  1. noun
    the quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
    synonyms: animation, invigoration, spiritedness, vivification
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    cheerful and lively
    life, liveliness, spirit, sprightliness
    animation and energy in action or expression
    quality of being lively and confident
    airiness, delicacy
    lightness in movement or manner
    alacrity, briskness, smartness
    liveliness and eagerness
    energy, muscularity, vigor, vigour, vim
    an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
    enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness
    liveliness of mind or spirit
    breeziness, jauntiness
    a breezy liveliness
    buoyancy, effervescence, irrepressibility
    irrepressible liveliness and good spirit
    exuberant liveliness
    ebullience, enthusiasm, exuberance
    eager enjoyment or approval
    ginger, pep, peppiness
    liveliness and energy
    type of:
    activeness, activity
    the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically
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