Music both dramatic and lyric: said of a singer's voice: a spinto soprano
Origin of spintoIt, past participle of spingere, to push, spur on from Vulgar Latin expingere from Classical Latin ex-, intensive + pangere, to fasten, drive in: see fang
a spinto voice or singer
Of, relating to, or being a lyric operatic voice with some attributes of the dramatic voice: a spinto soprano.
Origin of spintoItalian past participle of spingere to push from Vulgar Latin expingere Latin ex- ex- Latin pangere to fasten ; see impinge .