noun, plural sordini
[sawr-dee-nee; Italian sawr-dee-nee] /sɔrˈdi ni; Italian sɔrˈdi ni/ (Show IPA). Music.
mute (def 10).
noun (pl) -ni (-niː)
a mute for a stringed or brass musical instrument
any of the dampers that arrest the vibrations of piano strings
con sordino, con sordini, a musical direction to play with a mute
senza sordino, senza sordini, a musical direction to remove or play without the mute or (on the piano) with the sustaining pedal pressed down
noun 1. a flight or flock of mallards.
adjective, sorer, sorest. 1. physically painful or sensitive, as a wound, hurt, or diseased part: a sore arm. 2. suffering bodily pain from wounds, bruises, etc., as a person: He is sore because of all that exercise. 3. suffering mental pain; grieved, distressed, or sorrowful: to be sore at heart. 4. causing great mental pain, […]
adjective 1. pertaining to or resembling a soredium.
noun, plural soredia [suh-ree-dee-uh] /səˈri di ə/ (Show IPA) (in a lichen) 1. a group of algal cells surrounded by hyphal tissue, occurring on the surface of the thallus and functioning in vegetative reproduction. noun 1. an organ of vegetative reproduction in lichens consisting of a cluster of algal cells enclosed in fungal hyphae: dispersed […]