adjective & adverbMusic
(especially as a direction) moderately soft.
A moderately low volume of sound.
- ‘Kempff is most distinctive when he is most intimate; he was a master of the mezzo piano and all the dynamic gradations that surrounded it.’
- ‘Nothing about Cathy could hide unnoticed, appear in muted pastels, or be restricted to the palette between pianissimo and mezzo piano.’
- ‘I suggest mezzo piano for most of Variation 27 followed by a subito forte right at the beginning of Variation 28.’