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adverb Music.
  1. more: più allegro.
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Origin of più

1715–25; < Italian < Latin plus; see plus
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Examples from the Web for piu

Historical Examples

  • M. le Comt de la Tour du Piu Paulin, minister of the war department.

    Dr. Stearns's Tour from London to Paris

    Samuel Stearns

  • At the piu forte, care must be taken to have the outer side of the hand well raised, and moved from the wrist.

    Piano Mastery

    Harriette Brower

  • Of the beautifully-melodious No. 13, the piu lento and the peculiar closing bars are especially noteworthy.

  • Et con uarie lettere di Principi a piu persone, scritte da diuersi Secretarii in piu occasioni, e in diuersi tempi.

British Dictionary definitions for piu


  1. music (in combination) more (quickly, softly, etc)più allegro; più mosso; più lento
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Word Origin

Italian, from Latin plus more
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