Sourdine Definition

so͝or-dēn
noun
An obsolete double-reed instrument with a soft tone.
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Webster's New World
A mute, especially one for a violin.
American Heritage
A stop on an organ producing a low, muted tone.
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(music, historical) A muted trumpet.

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Origin of Sourdine

  • French from Italian sordina feminine of sordino a mute diminutive of sordo deaf, mute sordino

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

  • From French sourdine.

    From Wiktionary

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