Main Entry: sot·to vo·ce

Pronunciation: "sä-tO-'vO-chE
Function: adverb or adjective
Etymology: Italian sottovoce, literally, under the voice
1 : under the breath : in an undertone; also : in a private manner
2 : very softly -- used as a direction in music

Monday, December 06, 2004 mystic river | endless shades of grey

"It's that old expression about the wings of a butterfly changing the world. How one thing affects another thing and so it goes. I keep thinking of this when I see the film Mystic River, a film about three boys and their childhood growing up in a town that I once lived in, in exactly that part of town, and so I watch these characters and I see my old streets and the corner market and the local liquor store and I hear the accent that is done remarkably well by the actors in this film, save for a few guffaws that make it seem that anyone from Boston must sound slightly retarded, overall, here is something perhaps too accurate for comfort, and as one who still visits the old hood, Mystic River touches home every time. Well, Dennis Lehane should know. " mystic river | endless shades of grey: