poco a poco

adverb

po·​co a po·​co ˈpō-kō-(ˌ)ä-ˈpō-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce poco a poco (audio)
ˈpȯ-kō-(ˌ)ä-ˈpȯ-
: little by little : gradually
used as a direction in music

Word History

Etymology

Italian

First Known Use

circa 1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of poco a poco was circa 1854

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“Poco a poco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poco%20a%20poco. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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