Italian term used in piano music indicating that a specific passage is to be played by the right hand. The Italian words col destra are translated as "with the right" ( col is short for colla which means with and destra means right implying the right hand). Col is short for colla, so colla destra would mean the same as col destra. This term is typically designated with the initials C.d.See also [Eng.] R.H. ; [Eng.] right hand; [Fr.] M.d. ; [Fr.] main droite; [It.] M.d. ; [It.] mano destra; [It.] C.d. ; [It.] colla destra.Also[Eng.] L.H. ; [Eng.] left hand; [Fr.] M.g. ; [Fr.] main gauche; [It.] M.s. ; [It.] mano sinistra; [It.] C.s. ; [It.] colla sinistra; [It.] col sinistra.