from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a lyric operatic voice with some attributes of the dramatic voice: a spinto soprano.
Italian, past participle of spingere, to push, from Vulgar Latin *expingere : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin pangere, to fasten; see impinge.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)