\BREE-oh\ , noun:
1.Enthusiastic vigor; vivacity; liveliness; spirit.
- Though my judgment was no doubt affected by all the wine we'd consumed, I remember being elated by our performance that night: our inspired spur-of-the-moment dialogue, the actors fleshing out their roles with such brio.-- Gail Godwin, Evensong
- For him, life must be a party, a ball, an endless carnival. Each person must invent a role for himself and play it with brio.-- Lydia Flem, Casanova: The Man Who Really Loved Women (translated by Catherine Temerson)
- The Internet has always been home to plenty of unvarnished brio.-- Timothy L. O'Brien, "Corporate Love Letters: Youstink.Com", New York Times, April 4, 1999