from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mute for musical instruments. For example, the mute instrument for the violin or the damper on the pianoforte.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See damper, and 5th mute.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as sordino, 1.
But with or without the sordine Hamsun's production is equally seductive, equally entrancing and compelling.
Dr. Burney states that it has no more tone than a violin with a sordine.
Having become sensitive to these delicacies, the painter, instead of uniting the extremes of the gamut, simply selects the beginning of it; his entire picture, except in one point, is in shadow; the concert he offers us is a continuous sordine in which now and then occurs some brilliant passage.
(small flute), one clarino (trumpet) and three trombe sordine (muted trumpets).
Sister Petronille; so put a sordine in your trumpet. "