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[poh-koh; Italian paw-kaw] /ˈpoʊ koʊ; Italian ˈpɔ kɔ/
adverb, Music.
somewhat; rather:
poco presto.
Origin of poco
1715-25; < Italian: little < Latin paucus few Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for poco


/ˈpəʊkəʊ; Italian ˈpɔːko/
adjective, adverb
(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

in musical directions, "a little, slightly," 1724, from Italian poco, from Latin paucus "few, little" (see paucity).

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