It comprises every possible display of jocularity, from an affettuoso smile to a piano titter, or full chorus fortissimo ha, ha, ha!. From Wordnik.com. [The Contrast] Reference
Beginning in quadruple time on four flats minor, it renders the first stanza in flowing concords largo affettuoso, and a single bass fugue. From Wordnik.com. [The Story of the Hymns and Tunes] Reference
No dainty dolce affettuoso I. From Wordnik.com. [Leaves of Grass] Reference
No dainty dolce affettuoso I. From Wordnik.com. [Leaves of Grass ] Reference
Allegro affettuoso. From Wordnik.com. [AvaxHome] Reference
"No dainty dolce affettuoso I," "the drape of the day" -- his use of Greek and Latin and French terms, not correctly used and not even rightly spelt, his endless iterations, lists, catalogues, categories, things not clearly visualised or even remotely perceived, but swept relentlessly in, like the debris of some store-room, all these are ugly mannerisms which simply blur and encumber the pages. From Wordnik.com. [Escape, and Other Essays] Reference
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