- diminishing; decreasing.
- waning, as the moon.
Origin of decrescent
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Ensigned on the top as before all betwixt a decrescent and a star in fess or.A Complete Guide to Heraldry
Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
The word neap is derived from the Saxon; it signifies low, decrescent, 120 and is used only of the tide.
It had now a different sound, as there is a different note in the ascending and decrescent song of the lark.Pharais and The Mountain Lovers
The clock was striking two, as they reached Tom quad, and the decrescent moon to contradict him was already above the roofs.Sinister Street, vol. 2
- (esp of the moon) decreasing; waning
C17: from Latin dēcrescēns growing less; see decrease
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