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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective In a simple or plain manner. Used chiefly as a direction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In music, simple; unaffected: noting passages to be rendered without embellishments or rhythmic liberties.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian, from Latin simplex, simplic-, simple; see sem- in Indo-European roots.]

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