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sordino

sordino, sordina (It., plural sordini). A mute for an instr. Thus, con sordini, with mutes, means put the mutes on. Other phrases are sordini alzati or sordini levati, mutes raised (taken off). On the pf., sordini means the dampers; senza sordini is without dampers, meaning that the sustaining pedal is to be depressed.

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sordino

sor·di·no / sôrˈdēnō/ • n. (pl. -ni / -nē/ ) Mus. a mute. ∎  (sordini) (on a piano) the dampers.

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