[pee-uh-nis-uh-moh; Italian pyah-nees-see-maw] /ˌpi əˈnɪs əˌmoʊ; Italian pyɑˈnis siˌmɔ/ Music.

very soft.
very softly.
noun, plural pianissimos.
a passage or movement played in this way.
adjective, adverb
(music) (to be performed) very quietly pp

1724, from Italian pianissimo “very softly,” from Latin pianissimus, superlative of pianus (see piano).
pianissimo [(pee-uh-nis-uh-moh)]

A musical direction meaning “to be performed very softly”; the opposite of fortissimo.


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