from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Music A mute for an instrument.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as mute, 3. See con sordini, and senza sordini (under senza). These terms are occasionally used with reference to the soft pedal of the pianoforte.
- n. Same as pochette.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mute for a violin
Italian, diminutive of sordo, deaf, mute, from Latin surdus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)