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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


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