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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.
Os valores sao crescentes na primavera, que e a epoca de brotacao, apresenta um pico no verao de 0,82, quando a vegetacao florestal encontra-se com producao maxima de biomassa verde, demonstrando maior vigor vegetativo (NORA; MARTINI, 2010), decrescendo nos meses de outono.
2011), tambem encontraram, trabalhando com capim Coastcross no verao, em Vicosa, MG, valores de RFC inferiores decrescendo de 1,15 sem adubacao nitrogenada a 0,84 com 400 kg N [ha.
De modo similar ao ocorrido com o teste padrao de germinacao, as maiores taxas de germinacao em areia (Tabela 4) foram observadas em sementes colhidas no estadio R8, decrescendo significativamente a partir dai.
Na maioria dos genotipos, observou-se que os frutos apresentam maior tamanho nas primeiras colheitas, decrescendo ao final desse periodo.
For the last 30 years we've been going into a decrescendo .
k] decresce segundo uma funcao convexa, se [alfa] > 1; decrescendo segundo uma funcao concava, se [alfa] < 1.
Regions La protection de l'environnement va decrescendo En matiere de protection de l'environnement, le Maroc dispose d'un arsenal juridique assez riche, pourtant la protection de l'environnement quant a elle n'a fait que regresser ces dernieres annees.
O comercio internacional no imediato pos-crise de 2008 sofreu significativas reducoes em seus fluxos globais, decrescendo 12,5% em 2009, como pode ser visto no Grafico 1.
Similar findings emerged and gained strength after other research on loudness perception, which proved to be highly dependent on the perceptive context: the crescendo marking is carried out over a wide range of dynamic nuances, and it is better perceived by the audience than the decrescendo marking, which is generally done between loudness levels that are narrower and thus harder to perceive in interpretation.
There is decrescendo Systolic murmur maximum at left intercostals space with radiation upward to right.
A quick swell and hold and then a decrescendo a niente.