This term is often used in conjunction with a tempo or dynamic description term to qualify or further specify the intentions of the composer. For example, "slowing little by little" directs the performer to perform a particular passage "getting gradually slower" than the previous passage.

See also [Eng.] little; [Eng.] small; [Fr.] peu; [Fr.] petit; [Ger.] wenig; [Ger.] klein; [It.] poco; [It.] scarso; [It.] piccolo.

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