Definition of con sordino in English:

con sordino

Syllabification: con sor·di·no
Pronunciation: /kän ˌsôrˈdēnō, kōn
 
/

adverb

Music
  • (Especially as a direction) with the use of a mute.
    More 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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