[ soo r-deen ]
/ sʊərˈdin /
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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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