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pianissimo

adverb or adjective pi·a·nis·si·mo \ ˌpē-ə-ˈni-sə-ˌmō \

Definition of pianissimo

:very softly used as a direction in music

Origin and Etymology of pianissimo

Italian, from piano softly


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pianissimo

noun \ ˌpē-ə-ˈni-sə-(ˌ)mē \

Definition of pianissimo

plural pianissimi or pianissimos
:a passage played, sung, or spoken very softly

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First Known Use of pianissimo

1781


PIANISSIMO Defined for English Language Learners

pianissimo

adverb

Definition of pianissimo for English Language Learners

  • music : very softly


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