A directive to a musician to perform a certain passage very softly, even softer than piano ( p), but not as soft as pianississimo ( ppp). The abbreviation for Pianissimo is pp. Italian. (p.p.) Extremely soft.an instruction to play very gently. often abbreviated as ppVery soft. Usually the softest indication in a piece of music, though softer dynamics are often specified with additional ps.<br><br>Very soft<br><br>Italian. (p.p.) Extremely soft