noun, plural sor·di·ni [sawr-dee-nee Italian sawr-dee-nee] /sɔrˈdi ni Italian sɔrˈdi ni/. Music.
Origin of sordino
Examples from the Web for sordino
He was using a sordino and playing it very softly; but I was not mistaken.The Lost Stradivarius|John Meade Falkner
A sordino, or pochette, by "Baptista Bressano," supposed to date from the end of the fifteenth century.
Another modification of tone is caused by placing a tiny instrument called a sordino, or mute, upon the bridge.How to Listen to Music, 7th ed.|Henry Edward Krehbiel
A sordino, or boat-shaped pochette; English, seventeenth century.