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corda, corde (It.). String, strings. (1, pf. mus.) una corda, one string, i.e. use the ‘soft’ pedal which causes the hammers (on a pf.) to strike only one str. per note instead of three. Cancelled by term tre corde (3 str.) or tutte le corde (all the str.). (2, vn. mus., etc.) corda vuota, empty string, i.e. open string.