fortissimo vs pianissimo what difference

what is difference between fortissimo and pianissimo

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian fortissimo.

Adverb

fortissimo (not comparable)

  1. (music) Indicating that the piece is played very loud.

Translations

Noun

fortissimo (plural fortissimos or fortissimi)

  1. (music) The dynamic sign indicating that the piece should be played fortissimo. Abbreviation: ff.

French

Etymology

From Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɔʁ.ti.si.mo/

Adverb

fortissimo

  1. (music) fortissimo

Further reading

  • “fortissimo” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Etymology

forte +‎ -issimo

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /forˈtis.si.mo/

Adjective

fortissimo (feminine fortissima, masculine plural fortissimi, feminine plural fortissime)

  1. superlative degree of forte
  2. (music) Very loud
  3. Very strong, bright, tough or severe

Derived terms

  • fortissimamente

Adverb

fortissimo

  1. superlative degree of forte

Antonyms

  • pianissimo

Further reading

  • fortissimo in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin

Adjective

fortissimō

  1. dative masculine singular of fortissimus
  2. dative neuter singular of fortissimus
  3. ablative masculine singular of fortissimus
  4. ablative neuter singular of fortissimus

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

  • ff (abbreviation)

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian fortissimo (strongest, very strong).

Adverb

fortissimo

  1. (music) fortissimo

Noun

fortissimo m (definite singular fortissimoen, indefinite plural fortissimoer, definite plural fortissimoene)

  1. (music) a fortissimo

References

  • “fortissimo” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

  • ff (abbreviation)

Etymology

Borrowed rom Italian fortissimo (strongest, very strong).

Adverb

fortissimo

  1. (music) fortissimo

Noun

fortissimo m (definite singular fortissimoen, indefinite plural fortissimoar, definite plural fortissimoane)

  1. (music) a fortissimo

References

  • “fortissimo” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.


English

Etymology

From Italian pianissimo.

Adverb

pianissimo (comparative more pianissimo, superlative most pianissimo)

  1. (music) To be played very softly.

Translations

Noun

pianissimo (plural pianissimos or pianissimi)

  1. A dynamic sign indicating that a portion of music should be played pianissimo.
  2. A portion of music that is played very softly.

Synonyms

  • pp

Catalan

Etymology

Italian pianissimo (very softly).

Adverb

pianissimo

  1. (music) pianissimo

Noun

pianissimo m (plural pianissimos)

  1. (music) pianissimo

French

Etymology

Italian pianissimo (very softly).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pja.ni.si.mo/

Adverb

pianissimo

  1. (music) pianissimo

Noun

pianissimo m (plural pianissimos or pianissimi)

  1. (music) pianissimo

Italian

Etymology

From piano +‎ -issimo.

Adjective

pianissimo (feminine pianissima, masculine plural pianissimi, feminine plural pianissime)

  1. superlative degree of piano

Adverb

pianissimo

  1. superlative degree of piano (softly, slowly)
    Antonym: fortissimo
  2. (music) pianissimo

Descendants

  • Catalan: pianissimo
  • English: pianissimo
  • French: pianissimo
  • Portuguese: pianissimo
  • Romanian: pianissimo
  • Spanish: pianissimo

Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • pianíssimo

Etymology

Italian pianissimo (very softly).

Adverb

pianissimo (comparative mais pianissimo superlative o mais pianissimo)

  1. (music) pianissimo

Noun

pianissimo m (plural pianissimos)

  1. (music) pianissimo

Romanian

Alternative forms

  • pianisimo

Etymology

Italian pianissimo (very softly).

Adverb

pianissimo

  1. (music) pianissimo

References


Spanish

Alternative forms

  • pianísimo

Etymology

Italian pianissimo (very softly).

Adverb

pianissimo

  1. (music) pianissimo

Noun

pianissimo m (plural pianissimos)

  1. (music) pianissimo

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