Definition and background:
The Italian term for string.See also [Eng.], string; [Fr.] Corde; [Ger.] Saite; [It.] Corda; [Sp.] Cuerda. string Used in instructions to piano players. una corda, "one string" is an instruction to play with the soft pedal. tre corde "three strings" and tutte le corde, "all the strings", cancel this instruction.
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