noun, plural de·cre·scen·dos, Italian de·cre·scen·di [de-kre-shen-dee] /ˌdɛ krɛˈʃɛn di/.
Origin of decrescendo
Examples from the Web for decrescendo
A descending passage, as a return to tranquillity, requires a decrescendo.For Every Music Lover|Aubertine Woodward Moore
He made a decrescendo tinkling, and his lofty features lapsed into their normal mournfulness.Romance|Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
When she sustains her voice for a couple of bars, I am quite surprised at the beauty of her crescendo and decrescendo.The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vol. 1|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
When she had to sustain a note for a couple of bars, I was surprised at the beauty of her crescendo and decrescendo.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Otto Jahn
Decrescendo (or diminuendo) al pianissimo means—decrease gradually in power until the pianissimo (or very soft) point is reached.Music Notation and Terminology|Karl W. Gehrkens
British Dictionary definitions for decrescendo
Word Origin for decrescendo
Word Origin and History for decrescendo
1806, from Italian decrescendo, from Latin decrescere (see decrease (v.)).