adverb & adjective
(of singing or a spoken remark) in a quiet voice.[as adverb] ‘‘It won't be cheap,’ he added sotto voce’[as adjective] ‘a sotto voce remark’
softly, making little noise, in a low voice, in hushed tones, in low tones, in muted tones, in subdued tones, in a mumble, in a murmur, in a whisper, murmuringly, under one's breath, in an undertone, sotto voce, gently, faintly, weakly, feeblyView synonyms
- ‘A technique that avoids confrontation is called the sotto voce technique.’
From Italian sotto under + voce voice.