pianissimo definition

  • adverb:
    • really smooth or peaceful tone. Utilized mainly as a direction.
    • The musical term indicating your piece (or a section of it) is played extremely lightly.
    • a direction in music; to-be played extremely softly
  • noun:
    • an integral part of a composition played very softly or quietly.
    • A dynamic indication showing that some of songs must be played pianissimo.
    • a percentage of music that is played very softly.
    • (songs) reasonable loudness
  • adjective:
    • really soft; -- a direction to perform a passage because lightly as possible. (Abbrev. pp.)
    • chiefly a direction or description in music; extremely smooth
  • others:
    • In music, extremely soft; with all the minimum of power or loudness. Frequently abbreviated pp or ppp.

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