mezzo piano

[pee-ah-noh]

adverb, adjective Music.

somewhat louder than piano but softer than forte; moderately soft.

Nearby words

  1. mezza voce,
  2. mezzaluna,
  3. mezzanine,
  4. mezzo,
  5. mezzo forte,
  6. mezzo soprano,
  7. mezzo-relievo,
  8. mezzo-soprano,
  9. mezzo-soprano clef,
  10. mezzotint

Origin of mezzo piano

1805–15; < Italian: literally, half soft

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