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decrescendo

[ dee-kri-shen-doh, dey-; Italian de-kre-shen-daw ]
/ 藢di kr瑟藞蕛蓻n do蕣, 藢de瑟-; Italian 藢d蓻 kr蓻藞蕛蓻n d蓴 /
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adjective, adverb
gradually reducing force or loudness; diminuendo (opposed to crescendo).
noun, plural de路cre路scen路dos, Italian de路cre路scen路di [de-kre-shen-dee]. /藢d蓻 kr蓻藞蕛蓻n di/.
a gradual reduction in force or loudness.
a decrescendo passage.
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Origin of decrescendo

1800鈥10; <Italian, gerund of decrescere;see decrease
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British Dictionary definitions for decrescendo

decrescendo
/ (藢di藧kr瑟藞蕛蓻nd蓹蕣) /

noun, adjective
another word for diminuendo

Word Origin for decrescendo

Italian, from decrescere to decrease
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