diminuendo


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di·min·u·en·do

 (dĭ-mĭn′yo͞o-ĕn′dō)
n.adv. & adj. Abbr. dim. or dimin. Music
Decrescendo.

[Italian, present participle of diminuire, to diminish, from Latin dīminuere; see diminish.]

diminuendo

(dɪˌmɪnjʊˈɛndəʊ) music
n, pl -dos
(Classical Music)
a. a gradual decrease in loudness or the musical direction indicating this. Abbreviation: dim or (written over the music affected)
b. a musical passage affected by a diminuendo
adj
1. (Classical Music) gradually decreasing in loudness
2. (Classical Music) with a diminuendo
Also: decrescendo
[C18: from Italian, from diminuire to diminish]

di•min•u•en•do

(dɪˌmɪn yuˈɛn doʊ)

adj., adv., n., pl. -does. Music. adj., adv.
1. decrescendo.
n.
2. a decrescendo.
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[1765–75; < Italian, present participle of diminuire; see diminish]

diminuendo

getting softer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diminuendo - (music) a gradual decrease in loudness
softness - a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency; "and in softness almost beyond hearing"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Adj.1.diminuendo - gradually decreasing in volume
decreasing - music
Translations

diminuendo

[dɪˌmɪnjʊˈendəʊ]
A. N (Mus) → diminuendo m
B. VIhacer un diminuendo

diminuendo

advdiminuendo
nDiminuendo nt
References in classic literature ?
The other alternative," said the Earl, "would be a diminuendo series of repetitions of the same type.
An appalling splash within two yards of him was followed by a loud, rushing sound, DIMINUENDO, which seemed to travel back through the air to the fort and died in an explosion which stirred the very river to its deeps
A diminuendo of the shuffling steps; then a cursing, frightened savage at one end of the rhododendrons, and we two stealing out at the other, hand in hand, and bent quite double, into the long neglected grass.
The master of Warren Place has already sent out Oh So Sharp, Diminuendo, Snow Bride (awarded the race on technical grounds), Lady Carla and Reams of Verse to take the Epsom Classic.
We had won the Champagne Stakes on the Friday with Prince Of Dance, but the worry after the rain was that the ground would become loose on top, which wouldn't suit Minster Son, and also Diminuendo was in the race," he recalls.
Sections that use crescendo and diminuendo may be practiced separately while listening carefully for gradual changes in dynamics.
Le heros de la representation, le tenor polonais Piotr Beczala, possede, lui, une grande capacite expressive, en usant de la technique diminuendo dans certaines hautes notes musicales.
It's a really bizarre experience because you've got to learn how to read music, how to turn the page while keeping the bars going, how to keep the tempo on one hand and all the lovely crescendo and diminuendo on the other, and learn Italian and German," he says.
It's a really bizarre experience because you've got to learn how to read music, how to turn the page while keeping the bars going, how to keep the tempo on this hand and all the lovely crescendo and diminuendo on the other hand, and learn Italian and German," he says.
It''s a really bizarre experience because you''ve got to learn how to read music, how to turn the page while keeping the bars going, how to keep the tempo on this hand and all the lovely crescendo and diminuendo on the other hand, and learn Italian and German, he says.
Tchaikovsky's rarely performed Introduction to opera 'Mazeppa' was a showcase for truly Russian woodwinds, firm statements from a lugubrious cello and lively brass leading to warm strings eventually tailing away into a surprisingly weird final diminuendo cadence.
Using a long, gradual crescendo and then an equally extended diminuendo, the "Fanfare" recreated the sound of an approaching procession and then its passing into the distance.