smorzando

[smawrt-sahn-doh; Italian zmawr-tsahn-daw]

adjective Music.

fading away; dying out (a musical direction).

Nearby words

  1. smoothing iron,
  2. smoothly,
  3. smoothness,
  4. smoothy,
  5. smorgasbord,
  6. smote,
  7. smother,
  8. smothered mate,
  9. smothery,
  10. smoulder

Origin of smorzando

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

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