adjective or adverb

sem·​pli·​ce ˈsem-pli-ˌchā How to pronounce semplice (audio)
: simple
used as a direction in music

Word History


Italian, from Latin simplic-, simplex — more at simple

First Known Use

circa 1740, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semplice was circa 1740

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Cite this Entry

“Semplice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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