Definitions for pianissimoˌpi əˈnɪs əˌmoʊ, pyɑ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pi•a•nis•si•mo*ˌpi əˈnɪs əˌmoʊ, pyɑ-(adj.; adv.; n.)(pl.)-mos.

  1. (adj.)very soft.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. (adv.)very softly.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. (n.)a passage or movement played in this way.

    Category: Music and Dance

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Origin of pianissimo:

1715–25; < It, superl. of pianopiano2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. piano, pianissimo(adj)

    (music) low loudness

  2. pianissimo(adverb)

    chiefly a direction or description in music; very soft

  3. pianissimo, very softly(adverb)

    a direction in music; to be played very softly


  1. pianissimo(Noun)

    A dynamic sign indicating that a portion of music should be played pianissimo.

  2. pianissimo(Noun)

    A portion of music that is played very softly.

  3. pianissimo(Adverb)

    The musical term indicating that the piece (or a section of it) should be played very softly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pianissimo(adj)

    very soft; -- a direction to execute a passage as softly as possible. (Abbrev. pp.)


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