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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Affettuoso (Mus) With feeling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • affettuoso Tender; affecting: in music, designating a movement which is to be sung or played softly and affectingly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj., adv Affettuoso af-fet-tōō-ō′so (mus.) tender, tenderly, with feeling—used as a noun by Burke.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

Minuetto, Scherzo affettuoso, A major, three-four.
"Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work" by Stephen Samuel Stratton

In poetry:

Virtue, on herself relying,
Ev'ry passion hush'd to rest, Loses ev'ry pain of dying
In the hopes of being blest.
"Threnodia Augustalis: Overture - A Solemn Dirge" by Oliver Goldsmith
Ye shady walks, ye waving greens,
Ye nodding towers, ye fairy scenes --
Let all your echoes now deplore That she who form'd your beauties is no more.
"Threnodia Augustalis: Overture - Pastorale" by Oliver Goldsmith
No dainty dolce affettuoso I;
Bearded, sun-burnt, gray-neck'd, forbidding, I have arrived,
To be wrestled with as I pass, for the solid prizes of the universe;
For such I afford whoever can persevere to win them.
"Starting From Paumanok" by Walt Whitman