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con sordino

[kon sawr-dee-noh, kohn; Italian kawn sawr-dee-naw]
adverb
  1. with the mute (used as a direction in music to a string player).
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Origin of con sordino

From Italian, dating back to 1815–25; see origin at sordino
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British Dictionary definitions for con sordino

con sordino

adverb
  1. music See sordino (def. 3)
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