accelerando(redirected from accelerandi)
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adv. & adj.
Gradually accelerating or quickening in time. Used chiefly as a direction.
n. pl. ac·cel·er·an·dos
An accelerando passage or movement.
[Italian, present participle of accelerare, to hasten, from Latin accelerāre; see accelerate.]
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(Classical Music) (to be performed) with increasing speed
n, pl -dos
(Classical Music) an increase in speed
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ac•cel•er•an•do(ækˌsɛl əˈræn doʊ, -ˈrɑn-, ɑˌtʃɛl-)
gradually increasing in speed (used as a musical direction).
[1835–45; < Italian < Latin accelerandus, ger. of accelerāre to speed up]
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getting gradually faster
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|Noun||1.||accelerando - a gradually increasing tempo of music; "my ear will not accept such violent accelerandos"|
|Adj.||1.||accelerando - gradually increasing in tempo |
increasing - music
|Adv.||1.||accelerando - with increasing speed; "here you must play accelerando"|
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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