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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An organ stop resulting in a soft muted sound; A mute for a violin.

Usage examples (4)
  • Or a ladyeater may perhaps have casualised as you temptoed her … la sourdine: Of your plates?
  • The more complete sourdine, which muted all the strings by contact of a long strip of leather, acted as the staccato, pizzicato, or pianissimo.
  • sourdine in their throat—Andrew Marvell, “Upon Appleton House,” Marvell, p.
  • En sourdine | clusterflock etc. for more
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