American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Music To a slight degree or amount; somewhat. Used chiefly as a direction.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, a little; somewhat; rather: as, poco adagio, somewhat slow.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. (Mus.) A little; -- used chiefly in phrases indicating the time or movement
- Italian, from Latin paucus (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We met with a friend who, on our complaint, expostulated with him, and said, -- "Señor, these gentlemen say that you drive them very slowly (_muy poco á poco_).”
“_Crescendo ed animando poco a poco_ -- growing gradually louder in tone and quicker in _tempo_.”
“_Crescendo poco a poco_ -- increase in power very, very gradually.”
“un poco" is a fixed adverb for measurement, it never changes just like "muy".”
“There are other words like that too, but I think thats probably how the word poco is, unless its used as a phrase such as "a poco" or "poco a poco", instead of the simple usage as an adjective ... but then again I probably have no idea what I'm talking about ......”
“Some dances may look familiar to American students, like the poco-poco, which is similar to the electric slide.”
“La lavorazione criminal lui stata, the dir poco, straordinaria.”
“Si en el mundo entero, existÃa algo absoluto que guardara el sabor del cafÃ©, ella era feliz por este poco beneficio.”
“Word for word translation: ... por poco = almost se = themselves/le = on her/ven = her panties see/los chonitos = panties and is the subject of the phrase.”
“Let me weigh in on: ¡Qué escandalosa la minifalda de esa chica, por poco se le ven los chonitos!”
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