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adv. Music
To a slight degree or amount; somewhat. Used chiefly as a direction.

[Italian, from Latin paucus; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈpəʊkəʊ; Italian ˈpɔːko) or

un poco

adj, adv
(Music, other) music (in combination) a little; to a small degree: poco rit; un poco meno mosso.
[from Italian: little, from Latin paucus few, scanty]


(ˈpoʊ koʊ)

adv. Music.
somewhat; rather: poco presto.
[1715–25; < Italian: little < Latin paucus few]
References in classic literature ?
I have been waiting for your return from Lyons with the most lively impatience, for, to tell you the truth, I have the greatest bijou for your American ladies that ever came out of a bleaching ground--un mouchoir de poche.
bijou = jewel; mouchoir de poche = pocket handkerchief}
Louis being very fine; and the steamboat, which was to have started I don't know how early in the morning, postponing, for the third or fourth time, her departure until the afternoon; we rode forward to an old French village on the river, called properly Carondelet, and nicknamed Vide Poche, and arranged that the packet should call for us there.
Environ 56% des repondants ont declare que l'argent de poche recus est suffisant pour couvrir les depenses quotidiennes.
Quand l'americain (ndlr: Evan Jager) a pris la tete du peloton, j'ai su qu'une medaille etait dans la poche, car le rythme de la course s'est accelere, ce qui s'accordait avec ma tactique.
Un accord-cadre de fournitures pour une dure d~un (1) an pour l~acquisition d~appareils de vision monoculaire thermique de poche et de lunettes thermiques au profit de la Police intgre structure 2 niveaux.
La ville d'Alger s'est dotee d'un nouveau guide pratique et de sa version [beaucoup moins que] poche [beaucoup plus grand que] proposant des fiches techniques des principaux monuments et sites historiques, des parcours de visites touristiques ou encore une vue d'ensemble de l'histoire de la ville depuis l'antique Ikozim.
Hillsboro starter Colin Poche allowed one run through three innings before giving way to Trevor Simms, who earned the win with three shutout innings of one-hit ball.
Keith Poche of Louisiana came in too hot and his boat collided with that of fellow veteran pro Ish Monroe from California.
MAURICIO POCHETTINO has defended Tottenham's announce a season friendly in days after concerns about Harry Kane's MAU POCHE has defen To T ttenham's decision to post-seaso in Sydney - d raising conc about Harr workload.
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Photographs by French photographer Francois Poche are being exhibited on the fence of the French Embassy in Tashkent.