The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • ad. Music In a grand and noble style. Used chiefly as a direction.

Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played in a grand and noble style
  • n. A passage having this mark
  • ad. played in this style
  • adj. describing a passage having this mark

The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Grand: in music, a word indicating passages to be so rendered.

Word Usage

" Feel free to call yourself Lisbon for six bass bounding bangers and morph into a louco-dan├ža-mestre screaming "grandioso" throughout. "


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