in a low, soft voice so as not to be overheard.
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How to use sotto voce in a sentence
He was a dazzling stylist, but his rapping always had a riveting sense of proximity — a sotto voce intimacy that allowed you to feel the precise distance between his mouth and your ear.Drakeo the Ruler wanted us to listen close. His death brings a disorienting silence. | Chris Richards | December 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Pig [growling sotto voce behind his hand, mock-furtive as a Disneyland Foxy Loxy]: Take 35 percent off the top and split!
A local Dad joked sotto voce to his wife “And afterwards there will be a reception who will be in the auditorium!”
One man I met in the city two weeks ago took me aside and told me, sotto voce, that 5,000 people had been killed in Homs alone.
You would notice sotto voce that when ways and means were being discussed, times were always hard.
They wait patiently until his task is done, all the time purring gently and rhythmically in a sort of sotto voce accompaniment.Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
“Not the first time a man has obtained rank through his ‘baggage,’” observed one of the officers, sotto voce.Newton Forster | Captain Frederick Marryat
Mr. Cavendish went over to Mr. Balfour, and they held a long conversation, sotto voce.Sevenoaks | J. G. Holland
"Seven hundred and forty-five pounds, fourteen shillings, and sixpence," said I sotto voce.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II | Various
British Dictionary definitions for sotto voce
in an undertone
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