smorzando

[ smawrt-sahn-doh; Italian zmawr-tsahn-daw ]
/ smɔrtˈsɑn doʊ; Italian zmɔrˈtsɑn dɔ /

adjective Music.

fading away; dying out (a musical direction).

Origin of smorzando

1790–1800; < Italian, gerund of smorzare to extinguish
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