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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.]
(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]
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|Noun||1.||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|
|Adv.||1.||pianissimo - a direction in music; to be played very softly|