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sotto

sotto

See also: sótto and sotto-

English

Adverb

sotto (not comparable)

  1. (music, informal) = sotto voce
    • 1978–81, David Henderson, ‛Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: The Life of Jimi Hendrix (1983), page 104:
      Jimi’s guitar plays flat against the major chord, giving a strange, almost discordant effect. Mitch on drums is behind the bass sotto.
    • 2006 October 2nd, Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, The Big Bang Theory, “Pilot”, screenplay (revised first draft), act one, scene A (page 27):
      Wolowitz:   Énchanté, mademoiselle. Howard Wolowitz, Cal Tech department of applied physics. You may be familiar with some of my work – – it’s currently toodling around the surface of Mars.
      Penny:   Hi. Penny.
      Wolowitz:   You smell wonderful. What is that scent you’re wearing?
      Penny:   It’s called b.o.
      Wolowitz:   Ah. Hence the shower, of course. Leonard, where have you been hiding this one? She’s charming.
      Sheldon:   (SOTTO, TO LEONARD)   Oh, he’s good.

Translations

Adjective

sotto (not comparable)

  1. (music, informal) = sotto voce
    • 1978–81, David Henderson, ‛Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: The Life of Jimi Hendrix (1983), page 237:
      Playing against the effect, Wood plays single sotto lines with a variation on the key that sustains a minor mode against the finely tuned feedback effects stroked in pinks against the upper canvas.
    • 2008, David Henderson, ‛Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child, page 192:
      The twelve string rings out but Jimi’s voice is sotto, intimate.

Translations


Japanese

Romanization

sotto

  1. rōmaji reading of そっと

Maquiritari

Alternative forms

  • (De'kwana): ssoto
  • (historical spelling): so'to, So'to

Noun

sotto

  1. true person, human, where only speakers of Maquiritari are considered “truly” human
  2. twenty

References

  • Ed. Key, Mary Ritchie and Comrie, Bernard. The Intercontinental Dictionary Series, Carib (De'kwana).
  • de Civrieux, Marc. Watunna.
  • Cáceres, Natalia. Grammaire Fonctionelle-Typologique du Ye'kwana.

Neapolitan

Etymology

From Latin subtus, from Latin sub. Cognate to Italian sotto and French sous.

Preposition

sotto

  1. below