pianissimo

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English[edit]

pianissimo in music notation

Etymology[edit]

From Italian pianissimo.

Adverb[edit]

pianissimo (comparative more pianissimo, superlative most pianissimo)

  1. (music) To be played very softly.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

pianissimo (plural pianissimos or pianissimi)

  1. A dynamic sign indicating that a portion of music should be played pianissimo.
  2. A portion of music that is played very softly.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From piano +‎ -issimo.

Adverb[edit]

pianissimo

  1. superlative degree of piano
    very slowly, very carefully
    (music) pianissimo

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: pianissimo