noun, plural pi·a·nis·si·mos.
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A strong climax is worked up on the second page, which dies away on the third to a pianissimo of utter despair.Piano Mastery|Harriette Brower
He raised one hand deprecatingly, while the other still weaved in and out in a pianissimo accompaniment.The Wayfarers|Mary Stewart Cutting
De Pachmann plays it much faster, and with such a beautiful pianissimo!Descriptive Analyses of Piano Works|Edward Baxter Perry
He used to suggest a diminuendo by crouching down more and more, and at a pianissimo he would almost creep under the desk.
In one place there are two holds, one immediately after the other, of which the second is pianissimo.
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Cultural definitions for pianissimo
A musical direction meaning “to be performed very softly”; the opposite of fortissimo.