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Meaning of DECRESCENDO

Pronunciation:  deekri'shendow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (music) a gradual decrease in loudness
  2. [adj]  gradually decreasing in volume
  3. [v]  grow quieter, of sound; "The music decrescendoes here"
 

DECRESCENDO is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: decreasing, diminuendo, diminuendo
 
 Antonyms: crescendo
 
 See Also: decrease, diminish, fall, lessen, softness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De`cres*cen"do\, a. & adv. [It.] (Mus.)
With decreasing volume of sound; -- a direction to
performers, either written upon the staff (abbreviated Dec.,
or Decresc.), or indicated by the sign.

 
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