Definition of con sordino in English:

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con sordino

Pronunciation: /kän ˌsôrˈdēnō/ /kōn/

adverb

Music
(Especially as a direction) with the use of a mute.
Example sentences
  • He specifies that the timpani be played con sordino in a section of the piece.
  • There are emotional crescendos for sure, but as a whole it's a very restrained and sophisticated little score with a lot of careful writing for solo woodwinds and piano, backed up by warm strings con sordino.
  • I want the piece played con sordino from beginning to end.

Origin

Italian.

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Syllabification: con sor·di·no

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