noun, plural di·min·u·en·does.
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Origin of diminuendo
Words nearby diminuendo
Example sentences from the Web for diminuendo
He could be heard fumbling with the reins at the gate, and then the sound of hoofs came in diminuendo as he rode away.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
All that happened thereafter, until chances of escape occurred, was in a diminuendo of emotion.Caught by the Turks|Francis Yeats-Brown
The sonorous tones of the Chinese gong, manipulated with so cunning a crescendo and diminuendo by Lind, boomed through the house.Arundel|Edward Frederic Benson
The diminuendo of his footsteps was agreeable to Doggies ear.The Rough Road|William John Locke
He used to suggest a diminuendo by crouching down more and more, and at a pianissimo he would almost creep under the desk.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
British Dictionary definitions for diminuendo
noun plural -dos
- a gradual decrease in loudness or the musical direction indicating thisAbbreviation: dim, (written over the music affected) ≻
- a musical passage affected by a diminuendo