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 for pianissimo
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pianissimo \Pi`a*nis"si*mo\, a. [It., superl. of piano.] (Mus.)
     Very soft; -- a direction to execute a passage as softly as
     possible. (Abbrev. pp.)
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pianissimo
      adv 1: a direction in music; to be played very softly [syn:
             pianissimo, very softly] [ant: fortissimo, very
             loudly]
      adj 1: chiefly a direction or description in music; very soft
      n 1: (music) low loudness [syn: piano, pianissimo]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "pianissimo":
     a cappella, a la sourdine, abbandono, accrescendo, adagietto,
     adagio, affettuoso, agilmente, agitato, allegretto, allegro,
     amabile, amoroso, andante, andantino, appassionatamente,
     appassionato, barely audible, brillante, capriccioso, con affetto,
     con agilita, con agitazione, con amore, crescendo, decrescendo,
     dim, diminuendo, dimly, distant, dolce, faint, faint-voiced,
     faintly, feeble, feebly, forte, fortissimo, gentle, gently,
     half-heard, hushedly, indistinct, lamentabile, larghetto,
     larghissimo, largo, legato, leggiero, low, marcando, morendo,
     murmured, parlando, piano, pizzicato, prestissimo, presto,
     rallentando, ritardando, ritenuto, scarcely heard, scherzando,
     scherzo, scherzoso, soft, soft-sounding, soft-voiced, softly,
     sordamente, sordo, sotto voce, spiccato, staccato, stretto,
     subaudible, subdued, subduedly, tremolando, tremoloso, trillando,
     unclear, weak, weak-voiced, weakly, whispered
  
  

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