Definition of sordino in English:
noun (plural sordini-nē)Music
- Musicians played in a park, using cardboard boxes as sordinos and adapting their music to sounds in the surroundings.
- An adagio for the symphony - earth, worms and misery, fortissimo and sordinos [mutes], lots of sordinos.
- A friend and I decided to make a ‘sword fight’ using trumpet mutes, which are also known as sordinos or sords for short.
Late 16th century: from Italian, from sordo 'mute', from Latin surdus.
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