gradually reducing force or loudness; diminuendo (opposed to crescendo).
a gradual reduction in force or loudness.
a decrescendo passage.
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How to use decrescendo in a sentence
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
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
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
He made a decrescendo tinkling, and his lofty features lapsed into their normal mournfulness.Romance | Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
A descending passage, as a return to tranquillity, requires a decrescendo.For Every Music Lover | Aubertine Woodward Moore
British Dictionary definitions for decrescendo
another word for diminuendo
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