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.