Pianissimo meaning

pēə-nĭsə-mō
In a very soft or quiet tone. Used chiefly as a direction.
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(music) The musical term indicating that the piece (a section of it) should be played very softly.
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A part of a composition played very softly or quietly.
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Very soft(ly)
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A pianissimo passage.
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A dynamic sign indicating that a portion of music should be played pianissimo.
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A portion of music that is played very softly.
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Origin of pianissimo

  • Italian superlative of piano soft piano2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition