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Webster 1913 Edition


Poco


Po′co

,
adv.
[It.]
(Mus.)
A little; – used chiefly in phrases indicating the time or movement;
as,
poco
più allegro, a little faster;
poco
largo, rather slow.
‖Poco a poco
[It.]
(Mus.)
Little by little; as, poco a poco crescendo, gradually increasing in loudness.

Definition 2021


poco

poco

See also: POCO, póco, and poço

Interlingua

Noun

poco (plural pocos)

  1. little bit

Italian

Etymology

From Latin paucus, from Proto-Italic *paukus, ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European *peh₂w- (few”, “little). Compare French peu, Portuguese pouco, Spanish poco.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɔ.ko/, [ˈpɔːko]
  • Stress: pòco
  • Hyphenation: po‧co

Adverb

poco

  1. little, not much
  2. (followed by an adjective) little, not very, poorly
  3. (time) a little, a while, a short time
    A tra poco

Adjective

poco m (feminine singular poca, masculine plural pochi, feminine plural poche)

  1. little, not much
  2. few, not many
  3. (of time) short, little

Noun

poco m sg

  1. little

Synonyms

Pronoun

poco m (feminine poca, masculine plural pochi, feminine plural poche) (indefinite)

  1. little, not much
  2. few, not many
  3. nearly, not long, short, little (time)

Antonyms

  • (little; not much): molto

Derived terms


Spanish

Etymology

From Latin paucus, from Proto-Italic *paukus, ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European *peh₂w- (few”, “little). Compare French peu, Italian poco, Portuguese pouco.

Adjective

poco m (feminine singular poca, masculine plural pocos, feminine plural pocas)

  1. little, not much
    Bebí poca agua.
    I drank little water.
  2. few
    Muy pocas personas hacen eso.
    Very few people do that.
  3. short (time); not long (ago)
    Nos casamos hace poco tiempo.
    We got married not long ago.

Adverb

poco

  1. little, not much
    Comí poco.
    I ate little / I didn’t eat much.

Noun

poco m (plural pocos)

  1. little
    Hablo un poco (de) inglés.
    I speak a little English.

Derived terms