[ak-sel-uh-ran-doh, -rahn-; Italian aht-che-le-rahn-daw]
adverb, adjective Music.
gradually increasing in speed.
Origin of accelerando
1835–45; < Italian < Latin accelerandus, gerundive of accelerāre to speed up. See accelerate
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(to be performed) with increasing speed
noun plural -dos
an increase in speed
Word Origin for accelerando
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