Origin of sourdineFrench from Italian sordina from sordo, deaf: see sordino
- An obsolete double-reed instrument with a soft tone.
- A mute, especially one for a violin.
- A stop on an organ producing a low, muted tone.
Origin of sourdineFrench from Italian sordina feminine of sordino a mute diminutive of sordo deaf, mute ; see sordino .
From French sourdine.