from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In a very soft or quiet tone. Used chiefly as a direction.
- n. A part of a composition played very softly or quietly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. The musical term indicating that the piece (or a section of it) should be played very softly.
- n. A dynamic sign indicating that a portion of music should be played pianissimo.
- n. A portion of music that is played very softly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Very soft; -- a direction to execute a passage as softly as possible. (Abbrev. pp.)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, very soft; with the minimum of force or loudness. Usually abbreviated pp or ppp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. a direction in music; to be played very softly
- n. (music) low loudness
- adj. chiefly a direction or description in music; very soft
Italian, superlative of piano, soft; see piano2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)