sotto

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ellipsis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsəʊtəʊ/, /ˈsɒtəʊ/, [ˈsotːo]

Adverb[edit]

sotto (not comparable)

  1. (music, informal) = sotto voce
    • 1978–81, David Henderson, ‛Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: The Life of Jimi Hendrix (1983), page 104:
      Jimi’s guitar plays flat against the major chord, giving a strange, almost discordant effect. Mitch on drums is behind the bass sotto.
    • 2006 October 2nd, Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, The Big Bang Theory, “Pilot”, screenplay (revised first draft), act one, scene A (page 27):
      Wolowitz:   Énchanté, mademoiselle. Howard Wolowitz, Cal Tech department of applied physics. You may be familiar with some of my work – – it’s currently toodling around the surface of Mars.
      Penny:   Hi. Penny.
      Wolowitz:   You smell wonderful. What is that scent you’re wearing?
      Penny:   It’s called b.o.
      Wolowitz:   Ah. Hence the shower, of course. Leonard, where have you been hiding this one? She’s charming.
      Sheldon:   (SOTTO, TO LEONARD)   Oh, he’s good.

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Adjective[edit]

sotto (not comparable)

  1. (music, informal) = sotto voce
    • 1978–81, David Henderson, ‛Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: The Life of Jimi Hendrix (1983), page 237:
      Playing against the effect, Wood plays single sotto lines with a variation on the key that sustains a minor mode against the finely tuned feedback effects stroked in pinks against the upper canvas.
    • 2008, David Henderson, ‛Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child, page 192:
      The twelve string rings out but Jimi’s voice is sotto, intimate.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin subtus, which is derived from Latin sub.[1] Cognate to French sous.

Preposition[edit]

sotto

  1. under, beneath, underneath
  2. below, south of

Adverb[edit]

sotto

  1. down
  2. underneath
  3. below

Noun[edit]

sotto (invariable)

  1. bottom

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angelo Prati, "Vocabolario Etimologico Italiano", Torino, 1951

Anagrams[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sotto

  1. rōmaji reading of そっと

Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin subtus, from Latin sub. Cognate to Italian sotto and French sous.

Preposition[edit]

sotto

  1. below