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sourdine

[soo r-deen]
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noun Music.
  1. mute(def 10).
  2. kit2.
  3. an obsolete member of the oboe family.
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Origin of sourdine

1670–80; < French: damper, mute < Italian sordina (feminine); see sordino
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Related Words for sourdine

damper, muffler, silencer, sordino, sourdine

British Dictionary definitions for sourdine

sourdine

noun music
  1. a soft stop on an organ or harmonium
  2. another word for sordino
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Word Origin for sourdine

C17 (meaning: a muted trumpet): from French: a mute, from Italian; see sordino
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