Definition of mezzo piano in English:

mezzo piano

adjective & adverb

  • (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.’


mezzo piano

/ˌmedzō//ˌmetsō ˈpyänō/