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decrescendo

de·cre·scen·do

decrescendo

 
pronunciation:
deI kr shen do
parts of speech:
adjective & adverb, noun, intransitive verb
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: adjective & adverb
definition: gradually decreasing in loudness, force, or intensity (usu. used as a musical direction). (Cf. crescendo.)
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: decrescendos
definition 1: a gradual decrease in loudness, force, or intensity, esp. of a musical passage; diminuendo. (Cf. crescendo.)
definition 2: a musical passage marked or played in this manner.
definition 3: the performance of a decrescendo.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: decrescendoed, decrescendoing, decrescendos
definition: to gradually decrease in loudness, force, or intensity.