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SOURDINE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does sourdine mean? 

SOURDINE (noun)
  The noun SOURDINE has 2 senses:

1. a mute for a violin
2. an organ stop resulting in a soft muted sound

  Familiarity information: SOURDINE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOURDINE (noun)


Sense 1sourdine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mute for a violin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

sordino; sourdine

Hypernyms ("sourdine" is a kind of...):

mute (a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument)


Sense 2sourdine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An organ stop resulting in a soft muted sound

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("sourdine" is a kind of...):

organ stop (a graduated set of organ pipes of like tone quality)


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