mezzo piano
adjective or adverb Etymology: Italian Date: 1811 moderately soft — used as a direction in music

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  • mezzo-piano — /metˈsō or medˈzō pyäˈnō, also pē äˈnō/ (music) adverb Moderately softly adjective Moderately soft ORIGIN: Ital …   Useful english dictionary

  • mezzo piano — /pee ah noh/, Music. somewhat louder than piano but softer than forte; moderately soft. [1805 15; < It: lit., half soft] * * * …   Universalium

  • mezzo piano — mez′zo pia′no [[t]piˈɑ noʊ[/t]] adj. adv. mad mus louder than piano but softer than forte; moderately soft • Etymology: 1805–15; < It: lit., half soft …   From formal English to slang

  • mezzo piano — 1. adjective (musical direction) moderately soft Syn: mp 2. adverb (musical direction) moderately soft Syn: mp …   Wiktionary

  • mezzo piano — ит. [мэ/дзо пиа/но] не очень тихо …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • mezzo piano — adverb & adjective Music moderately soft or softly …   English new terms dictionary

  • mezzo piano — adjective (or adverb) Etymology: Italian : moderately soft used as a direction in music …   Useful english dictionary

  • Piano (nuance) — Nuance (solfège) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Nuance. Les symboles de nuance pour piano, mezzo piano, mezzo forte, forte. Dans la m …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mezzo — is the Italian word for half , middle or medium . It is pronounced /ˈmɛtso/ in English, but /ˈmɛddzo/ in Italian. In music, mezzo is the beginning of various Italian musical terms Mezzo forte (musical notation), a musical term meaning medium loud …   Wikipedia

  • mezzo forte — 1. adjective Louder then mezzo piano, but softer than forte. Syn: mf 2. adverb Louder then mezzo piano, but softer than forte. Syn: mf …   Wiktionary

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