See also: sótto and sotto-

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ellipsis of sotto voce.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsəʊtəʊ/, /ˈsɒtəʊ/, [ˈsotːo]

AdverbEdit

sotto (not comparable)

  1. Ellipsis of 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.

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AdjectiveEdit

sotto (not comparable)

  1. Ellipsis of 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.

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin subtus, which is derived from Latin sub.[1] Ultimately from Proto-Italic *supo, from Proto-Indo-European *upo. Cognate to French sous.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

sotto

  1. under, beneath, underneath
  2. below, south of

AdverbEdit

sotto

  1. down
  2. underneath
  3. below

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

sotto (invariable)

  1. bottom

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Angelo Prati, "Vocabolario Etimologico Italiano", Torino, 1951

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

sotto

  1. Rōmaji transcription of そっと

MaquiritariEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

sotto

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

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.

NeapolitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PrepositionEdit

sotto

  1. below