Italian term used in piano music indicating that a specific passage is to be played by the left hand. The Italian words col sinistra are translated as "with the left" ( col is short for colla which means with and sinistra means left implying the left hand). Col is short for colla, so colla sinistra would mean the same as col sinistra. This term is typically designated with the initials C.s.See 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.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; [It.] col destra.