Sourdine meaning

so͝or-dēn
An obsolete double-reed instrument with a soft tone.
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A stop on an organ producing a low, muted tone.
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(music, historical) A mute; a damper.
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A mute, especially one for a violin.
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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