sourdine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French sourdine.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sourdine (plural sourdines)

  1. (music, historical) A muted trumpet.
  2. (music, historical) A mute; a damper.

Adjective[edit]

sourdine (comparative more sourdine, superlative most sourdine)

  1. Muffled, muted; subdued.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 436:
      The streets had been considerably quieter in the sourdine Past.

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

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Noun[edit]

sourdine f (plural sourdines)

  1. mute (something that reduces the emitted sound)
  2. (music) mute

Verb[edit]

sourdine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of sourdiner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of sourdiner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of sourdiner
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of sourdiner
  5. second-person singular imperative of sourdiner

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