[ sem-pli-chey; Italian sem-plee-che ]
/ ˈsɛm plɪˌtʃeɪ; Italian ˈsɛm pli tʃɛ /
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adjective, adverb (used as a musical direction)
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Origin of semplice
1885–90; <Italian: simple; see simplicity
Words nearby semplice
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Example sentences from the Web for semplice
The chaplain wore nothing “but the mere surplice” (la semplice cotta).A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)|Thomas M. Lindsay
British Dictionary definitions for semplice
/ (ˈsɛmplɪtʃɪ) /
music to be performed in a simple manner
Word Origin for semplice
Italian: simple, from Latin simplex
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