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- \

Definition of poco a poco

: little by little : gradually used as a direction in music

First Known Use of poco a poco

circa 1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for poco a poco

Italian

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“Poco a poco.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poco%20a%20poco. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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