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sordina

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Italian

Etymology

Sordina comes from the words sordo ("dull in tone, muffled") and sordamente (softly, gently, muffled).

Noun

sordina f. (plural sordine)

  1. A mute device for musical instruments, such as the damper or soft pedal on the piano.

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References

  • Sordina. in Glossary of Music terms[1]
  • Sordina. in Elson's Music Dictionary: Containing the Definition and Pronunciation... by Louis Charles Elson. 1905. p. 244.[2]

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