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sot·to vo·ce / ˈsätō ˈvōchē/ • adv. & adj. (of singing or a spoken remark) in a quiet voice, as if not to be overheard: [as adv.] “It won't be cheap,” he added sotto voce | [as adj.] a sotto voce remark.

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sotto voce (It.). Below the voice. In an undertone or barely audible (as in an aside). Applied to vocal and instr. perf.

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sotto voce in a subdued voice. XVIII. — It., i.e. sotto under, voce voice
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