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Dictionary Definition

brio n : quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous [syn: animation, spiritedness, invigoration, vivification]

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Italian brio





Spanish brío


  1. vivacity, liveliness

Old High German


brīo m

Extensive Definition

Brio or BRIO can refer to several things:
  • brio is a noun: quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous; in music, see List of musical terminology
  • Brio Technology (also known as Brio Software) was a software company that was taken over by Hyperion Solutions
  • Brio is also a popular datawarehouse reporting tool now overtaken by Hyperion Solutions
  • HP Brio is a range of desktop PCs.
  • BRIO AB, a Swedish toymaking company
  • Brio Magazine from Focus on the Family
  • Brio Tuscan Grille is an Italian restaurant chain with several locations throughout the U.S.
  • MN Brio font
  • Brio is a popular brand of Chinotto soft drink.
  • Brio is a talking horse of Narnia in the German translation of the book The Horse And His Boy from C.S.Lewis. In the English original the horse is named Bree.
  • Brio Realty is an internet based real estate company.
  • Brio, developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated, is a web meeting service built with collaboration in mind for individual professionals and small businesses. (Currently in Beta phase)
  • Brio Superfund site.

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