Espressivo – (to be performed) expressively
(Note: a musician who is expressive is able to transmit a well defined mood).
To remember what espressivo means, use the following mnemonic:
I gave the huge espresso a heave-ho (espressivo) because I needed the room to perform expressively.
Examples of espressivo in a sentence
The orchestral part features a string quartet accompaniment marked espressivo.
The composer wanted this section to be performed espressivo.
Espressivo was the instruction written on the sheet music.