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pianissimo

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

Definition of pianissimo

  1. :  very softly —used as a direction in music

Origin and Etymology of pianissimo

Italian, from piano softly


First Known Use: circa 1710


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pianissimo

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noun pi·a·nis·si·mo \ˌpē-ə-ˈni-sə-(ˌ)mē\

Definition of pianissimo

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pianissimi

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pianissimos

  1. :  a passage played, sung, or spoken very softly

1781

First Known Use of pianissimo

1781


PIANISSIMO Defined for English Language Learners

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pianissimo

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

Definition of pianissimo for English Language Learners

  • music : very softly

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