una corda

adverb or adjective

una cor·​da ˌü-nə-ˈkȯr-də How to pronounce una corda (audio)
: with soft pedal depressed
used as a direction in piano music

Word History


Italian, literally, one string

First Known Use

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of una corda was circa 1849

Dictionary Entries Near una corda

Cite this Entry

“Una corda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/una%20corda. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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