[ soor-deen ]
/ sʊərˈdin /
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THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of sourdine
1670–80; <French: damper, mute <Italian sordina (feminine); see sordino
Words nearby sourdine
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British Dictionary definitions for sourdine
/ (sʊəˈdiːn) /
a soft stop on an organ or harmonium
another word for sordino
Word Origin for sourdine
C17 (meaning: a muted trumpet): from French: a mute, from Italian; see sordino
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