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sotto voce

1737, Italian, literally "under voice," from sotto, from Latin subtus "below" (source also of French sous; see sub-) + voce, from Latin vocem (nominative vox) "voice, sound, utterance" (from PIE root *wekw- "to speak").

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Definitions of sotto voce from WordNet

sotto voce (adv.)
in an undertone;
he uttered a curse sotto voce
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