brio brio  /b ˈraɪ oʊ/


  • (n) quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous


  1. From the moment Remy enters, crashing, to the final happy fadeout, Ratatouille parades the brio and depth that set Pixar apart from and above other animation studios.
  2. Now Kerry's former running mate is declaring his independence from a phrase that politicians have been brandishing with brio for more than five years.
  3. All he had was it--the gorgeous muscularity and infectious brio that made folks want to pay to see more.


  • 'Americanah' a sprawling novel on poisonous racism

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a MacArthur Fellow and onetime Drexel University student who, as every available blurb says, "splits her time between Nigeria and the United States." Her brave, sprawling novel Americanah tackles the U.S. race complex with a directness and brio no U.S. writer of any color would risk.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer


  1. "It's no stretch to see Crowe embracing the role of a cocky, seductive outlaw, the unlikely sophisticate who enjoys playing manipulative mind games with everyone in sight, but he does so with so much brio that his performance shines," Los...
    on Sep 9, 2007 By: Kenneth Turan Source: The Age

  2. In making the announcement, Jackie Maxwell noted: "The creativity and multi-faceted character of our world renowned Ensemble of actors, directors and designers allows us to embark with great brio on an ambitious season. The staging of Tonight at...
    on Dec 15, 2008 By: Jackie Maxwell Source: Emediawire (press release)

  3. Richard Corliss of Time Magazine called the film "instant nostalgia - a class reunion of the old gang who in the '80s reinvigorated the classic action film with such expertise and brio."
    on May 23, 2008 By: Richard Corliss Source: The Gate

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