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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 ?
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 other alternative," said the Earl, "would be a diminuendo series of repetitions of the same type.