from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb To a slight degree or amount; somewhat. Used chiefly as a direction.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In music, a little; somewhat; rather: as, poco adagio, somewhat slow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb (Mus.) A little; -- used chiefly in phrases indicating the time or movement
- adverb (Mus.) Little by little; as,
poco a pococrescendo, gradually increasing in loudness.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
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!
La lavorazione criminal lui stata, the dir poco, straordinaria.