Definition of Pianissimi

1. Noun. (irregular plural of pianissimo) ¹



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Definition of Pianissimi

1. pianissimo [n] - See also: pianissimo

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pianissimi

piaffes
piaffing
pial
pial-glial membrane
pial funnel
pian
pian bois
pianet
pianette
pianettes
pianic
pianino
pianinos
pianism
pianisms
pianissimi (current term)
pianissimo
pianissimos
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pianist
pianist's cramp
pianiste
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pianistically
pianistics
pianists
piano
piano accordion

Literary usage of Pianissimi

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1. Mezzotints in Modern Music: Brahms, Tschaïkovsky, Chopin, Richard Strauss by James Huneker (1899)
"The pianissimi are almost too spiritual to translate into tone; and yet throughout, despite the stillness of the music, its rich quiet, there is no hint of ..."

2. Famous Composers and Their Works by Philip Hale, Louis Charles Elson (1900)
"... and in the finale the trombones and bass tuba have four.part harmony in the most whispering pianissimi. If one were to choose a motto for this sombre, ..."

3. Music and Musicians by Albert Lavignac (1903)
"... noble, imposing, but it can also become terrible, or rather terrific, if the composer has so decreed ; in pianissimi, it is mournful and full of dismay, ..."

4. Music (1899)
"I find analogies in Beethoven, in those mysterious pianissimi in his symphonies and concertos, where the soul is almost freed from the earthly vesture and ..."

5. Music and Musicians by Albert Lavignac (1903)
"... noble, imposing, but it can also become terrible, or rather terrific, if the composer has so decreed; in pianissimi, it is mournful and full of dismay, ..."

6. Old Fogy: His Musical Opinions and Grotesques by James Huneker (1913)
"... and Pachmann—the latter's pianissimi begin where other men's cease. So the accusation of tonal or thematic monotony should not be brought against this ..."

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