Definition and background:
Similar to dolce, a directive to a performer to play a designated passage sweetly, softly, with tender emotion. The suffix " issimo " in Italian is a suffix indicating a greater degree, which means that " dolcissimo " should be performed sweeter, softer and with more tender emotion than " dolce."
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