sourdine

[ soor-deen ]
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nounMusic.
  1. an obsolete member of the oboe family.

Origin of sourdine

1
1670–80; <French: damper, mute <Italian sordina (feminine); see sordino

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British Dictionary definitions for sourdine

sourdine

/ (sʊəˈdiːn) /


nounmusic
  1. a soft stop on an organ or harmonium

  2. another word for sordino

Origin of sourdine

1
C17 (meaning: a muted trumpet): from French: a mute, from Italian; see sordino

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