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Related to calando: strepitoso, Morendo, meno mosso
adv. & adj. Music
With a gradual decrease in volume and often tempo. Used chiefly as a direction.
[Italian, present participle of calare, to slacken, from Latin calāre, from Greek khalān.]
(Classical Music) music (to be performed) with gradually decreasing tone and speed
[Italian: dropping, from calare to lower, to drop]
getting gradually slower and quieter