pianissimo


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pi·a·nis·si·mo

 (pē′ə-nĭs′ə-mō′) Music
adv. & adj. Abbr. pp
In a very soft or quiet tone. Used chiefly as a direction.
n. pl. pi·a·nis·si·mos
A part of a composition played very softly or quietly.

[Italian, superlative of piano, soft; see piano2.]

pianissimo

(pɪəˈnɪsɪˌməʊ)
adj, adv
(Classical Music) music (to be performed) very quietly. Symbol: pp
[C18: from Italian, superlative of piano soft]

pi•a•nis•si•mo

(ˌpi əˈnɪs əˌmoʊ, pyɑ-)

adj., adv., n., pl. -mos. Music. adj.
1. very soft.
adv.
2. very softly.
n.
3. a passage or movement played in this way.
[1715–25; < Italian, superlative of piano piano2]

pianissimo

very softly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pianissimo - (music) low loudness
softness - a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency; "and in softness almost beyond hearing"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Adj.1.pianissimo - chiefly a direction or description in music; very soft
piano, soft - used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the piano passages in the composition"
Adv.1.pianissimo - a direction in musicpianissimo - a direction in music; to be played very softly
fortissimo, very loudly - a direction in music; to be played very loudly
Translations

pianissimo

(Mus)
advpianissimo, sehr leise; to play pianissimopianissimo spielen
adjpianissimo inv, → sehr leise; the pianissimo sectiondas Pianissimo
References in classic literature ?
There is a slodgy theme in several keys at once, meaning mud-banks, and another for the navigable canal, and the exit into the Baltic is in C sharp major, pianissimo."
She looked playful reproach at Stephen, who was sauntering up and down, and was just singing in pianissimo falsetto,--
The concert finished with five short pieces from pianissimo familiarity, to a foot tapping rustiqhe polka and Dumka.
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AYR 1.25pm Lillington 1.55pm Molly The Dolly 2.25pm Malaya 3pm Secret Investor 3.35pm 1 Geronimo (2 Cloth Cap 3 Chidswell 4 Brian Boranha 4.10pm My Way 4.45pm Legalized 5.20pm Mam Trasna NEWBURY 1.40pm Defoe 2.10pm So Perfect 2.40pm Mohaather 3.15pm Red Starlight 3.50pm Crystal Tribe 4.25pm Roseman 5pm Pianissimo 5.35pm Lunar Jet THIRSK 2pm Kidda 2.30pm Dazzling Des 3.05pm Molls Memory 3.40pm King's Advice 4.15pm Little Legs 4.50pm Muntadab 5.25pm Senza Limiti 5.55pm Danehill Desert BANGOR 1.45pm Dark Invader 2.15pm Financial Outcome 2.45pm Derintoher York 3.20pm Wazowski 3.55pm Danceintothelight 4.30pm Deep Resolve 5.05pm Killer Clown 5.40pm Dundrum Wood TOMORROW'S NAP: Pinch Ginger (Stratford 4.50pm).
The later sostenuto exercises are difficult if a clean legato is to be achieved (how about a really good pianissimo slur from C2 to C4 and down again?) The articulation ones have surprising intervallic patterns which keep the player musically alert.
But, Jungee Marcelo's lyrically exquisite Alam, the album's best track, brings out the sparkle in Darren's pipes-as does the self-penned Home, which gorgeously displays the gradual note-shuttling and placement-shifting of Darren's voice, from pianissimo to fortissimo, and back again.
Also, Pianissimo noise-reduction technology improves the MR experience by significantly reducing MR acoustic noise, while the M-Power user interface is intuitive and easy to use, reducing exam time and enhancing throughput.
In her final aria, "Solo, perduta, abbandonata," she conveyed an appropriate dose of vulnerability, floating a pianissimo as she uttered her last words.
Pianissimo (S4C, 9pm) Ffilm am ddiffyg cyfathrebu o fewn teulu ydi Pianissimo, o ganlyniad i anallu''r rhieni i ddelio a digwyddiad erchyll yn eu bywydau.
PIANISSIMO S4C, 9pm Ffilm am ddiffyg cyfathrebu o fewn teulu yw Pianissimo, o ganlyniad i anallu'r rhieni i ddelio a digwyddiad erchyll yn eu bywydau.