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mezzo piano

[ pee-ah-noh ]
/ piˈɑ noʊ /
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adverb, adjective Music.

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

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Origin of mezzo piano

1805–15; <Italian: literally, half soft
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