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poco a poco

[poh-koh ah poh-koh; Italian paw-kaw ah paw-kaw] /ˈpoʊ koʊ ɑ ˈpoʊ koʊ; Italian ˈpɔ kɔ ɑ ˈpɔ kɔ/
noun, Music.
1.
gradually; little by little:
poco a poco accelerando.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Italian
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poco a poco

adverb
1.
(in combination) (music) little by little: poco a poco rall
Word Origin
Italian
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