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poco

[poh-koh; Italian paw-kaw] /ˈpoʊ koʊ; Italian ˈpɔ kɔ/
adverb, Music.
1.
somewhat; rather:
poco presto.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < Italian: little < Latin paucus few
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Examples for poco
  • But the once grande river is looking more poco these days, thanks to heavy use on both sides of the border.
British Dictionary definitions for poco

poco

/ˈpəʊkəʊ; Italian ˈpɔːko/
adjective, adverb
1.
(music) (in combination) a little; to a small degree poco rit, un poco meno mosso
Word Origin
from Italian: little, from Latin paucus few, scanty
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Word Origin and History for poco
poco
in musical directions, "a little, slightly," 1724, from It., from L. paucus (see paucity).
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