from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb & adjective In soft tones, so as not to be overheard; in an undertone.
- adverb & adjective Music In very soft tones. Used chiefly as a direction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Mus.) With a restrained voice or moderate force; in an undertone.
- Spoken low or in an undertone.
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- adjective of speech, of a voice, etc In
soft tones; quiet.
- adjective music
soft(can be used of instruments other than the voice, such as pianos)
- adverb of speech, of a voice, etc (speaking)
- adverb music (spoken or played)
softly(can be used of instruments other than the voice, such as pianos)
- noun music A
directionin a scorethat a passage in a piece should be played softly (or sung 'under the voice', when applied to vocal music).
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- adverb in an undertone
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Italian : sotto, under + voce, voice.]
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From Italian, literally "low voice".
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