Definition of sotto voce in English:

sotto voce

Syllabification: sot·to vo·ce
Pronunciation: /ˌsädō ˈvōCHē
 
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adverb & adjective

(Of singing or a spoken remark) in a quiet voice, as if not to be overheard: [as adverb]: “It won’t be cheap,” he added sotto voce [as adjective]: a sotto voce remark
More example sentences
  • A technique that avoids confrontation is called the sotto voce technique.

Origin

from Italian sotto 'under' + voce 'voice'.

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