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 (dā′krə-shĕn′dō, dē′-) Music
adv. & adj. Abbr. dec.
With gradually diminishing force or loudness. Used chiefly as a direction.
n. pl. de·cre·scen·dos
1. A gradual decrease in force or loudness.
2. A decrescendo passage.

[Italian, gerund of decrescere, to decrease, from Latin dēcrēscere; see decrease.]


n, adj
(Classical Music) another word for diminuendo
[Italian, from decrescere to decrease]


(ˌdi krɪˈʃɛn doʊ, ˌdeɪ-)

adj., adv., n., pl. -dos, -di (dē). adj., adv.
1. gradually decreasing in loudness.
2. a gradual decrease in loudness.
[1800–10; < Italian; see decrease]


decrease volume
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decrescendo - (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
Verb1.decrescendo - grow quieter; "The music decrescendoes here"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
crescendo - grow louder; "The music crescendoes here"
Adj.1.decrescendo - gradually decreasing in volume
decreasing - music
References in classic literature ?
After the gradual cessation of all sound and movement on the faithful river, only the ringing of ships' bells is heard, mysterious and muffled in the white vapour from London Bridge right down to the Nore, for miles and miles in a decrescendo tinkling, to where the estuary broadens out into the North Sea, and the anchored ships lie scattered thinly in the shrouded channels between the sand-banks of the Thames' mouth.
Then try combinations of inflections, decrescendos, and crescendos.
In music, a crescendo is a gradual volume increase, and a decrescendo is a gradual volume decrease.
In a countermovement to the process by which Urizen comes to represent himself as a metaphysical absolute, Blake's narrative undergoes a progressive decrescendo, a self-contradictory fall into the facticity of the present.
Em oposicao a noite que esta por terminar e a morte que nao cessa de se aproximar, ha a presenca desta claridade que traz um subito e possivel instante de alegria (92), a descricao da personagem cria um decrescendo inesperado, pedaco partido da morte que nos habita e que se mescla a alegria de uma tarde tornada possibilidade: "Ha pouca coisa que ainda acredito [.
Porem, se paulatinamente o orgulho da cidadania e da Republica foi decrescendo a medida que o seculo XX avancava, (32) ate desaparecerem por completo as mencoes a cidadania justaposta a assinatura e o registro do ano republicano, nao sumiram as acoes de habeas corpus de cunho politico pelo menos ate a reforma de 1926.
It is more related to performance composition--pacing, tempo, crescendo, decrescendo.
Observou-se maior produtividade media das quatro cultivares na semeadura em 1 de outubro, decrescendo gradativamente nas semeaduras mais tardias.
The Bulldogs supporters reply by woofing louder, and then decrescendo into a high-pitched whine.
Wally Cardona worked reductively in a new piece titled Him, There, Them, removing production elements in each of three sections--a scenic decrescendo.
As you entered one of these tunnels and the light fell away, you could hear the abrupt rustling of barn swallows up near the ceiling, and the crescendo and decrescendo of insect-like sounds emitted by their invisible nestlings.