Definitions for una cordaˈu nə ˈkɔr də, -dɑ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
u•na cor•daˈu nə ˈkɔr də, -dɑ(adv.; adj.)
with the soft pedal depressed (a musical direction in piano playing).
Category: Foreign Term, Music and Dance
Origin of una corda:
1840–50; < It
In piano music, the notation indicating that the player depresses the soft pedal, altering, and reducing the volume of the sound. In many pianos, this results in the hammer striking one string rather than three.