sotto voce

[ sot-oh voh-chee; Italian sawt-taw vaw-che ]SEE DEFINITION OF sotto voce

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"No—nor anywhere else," said Hugh; but the second and larger clause was sotto voce.

"Not very," says Mr. Luttrell, sotto voce, his eyes fixed on Molly.

"That is an invaluable man, that Charles," murmurs her ladyship, sotto voce.

"That makes at least two of us," Patrique Morvill said, sotto voce.

"We're goin' dress up a Sandy Claus, you know," Pep added, sotto voce.

"I shall soon have as great a horror of Gaza as Samson had," said she, sotto voce.

"I'd like to kick you down stairs, you young villain," he added, sotto voce.

With heads close together, they converse for a while, sotto voce.

"Likewise the characters," Dolph Dennison assured him, sotto voce.

"She herself must be a most successful one," says Mr. Monkton, sotto voce.

WORD ORIGIN

1737, Italian, literally "under voice," from sotto, from Latin subtus "below" (cf. French sous; see sub-) + voce, from Latin vocem (nominative vox); see voice (n.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SOTTO VOCE

quietly

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under one's breath

adverbin an undertone
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