Italian Terms, Part 3

  • mesto: sad, mournful
  • morendo: dying, fading away
  • pesante: weighty, with emphasis
  • pizzicato: pluck instead of bowing
  • primo, prima: first or upper part of a duet
  • quindicesima alta (15ma): two octaves higher
  • risoluto: resolute
  • ritenuto, riten.: suddenly slower, held back
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