decrescendo


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de·cre·scen·do

 (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.]
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decrescendo

(ˌdiːkrɪˈʃɛndəʊ)
n, adj
(Classical Music) another word for diminuendo
[Italian, from decrescere to decrease]
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de•cre•scen•do

(ˌdi krɪˈʃɛn doʊ, ˌdeɪ-)

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

decrease volume
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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
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Translations
décrescendo
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.
Ming Cheh Ou et al provides the phenomenal observation through various groups studies that Ou MC Decrescendo Phenomenon or OuDP, invoked through Handing Remedy or HR, can bring about immediate clinical effects, long-term functional improvements, or even cure for diseases.
Segundo Becker e Nunes (2012), o estado possui altitudes que chegam a 1.300 m, na porcao nordeste da regiao do Planalto Meridional, decrescendo no sentido leste-oeste ate atingir patamares de 700 m, enquanto na regiao da Depressao Central ocorrem altitudes situadas entre 100 e 200 m.
A primeira delas e que a discussao da tematica dos conflitos armados vem decrescendo proporcionalmente, algo que fica evidente no Grafico 1 que estabelece a comparacao entre a producao do subcampo da Seguranca Internacional e da tematica dos conflitos armados.
(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.sup.-1].
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.
There was a diastolic decrescendo murmur located over the lower left sternal border.
Ditto the plain English of according to circumstances they may be sung lightly crescendo or decrescendo .
"Young" and "old" are also a pair of opposing bookends, the former going from C to D, mp to f and the latter from D down to F# at mf decrescendo to p.
See the graphic example of crescendo and decrescendo.
Todavia, a utilizacao de [GA.sub.3] durante a embebicao apresentou diferenca estatistica apenas no indice de velocidade de germinacao, sendo que o maior valor foi obtido com 100 mg [L.sup.-1], sem diferenca das sementes nao tratadas, decrescendo a medida que se elevou a concentracao, chegando a ser 53% menor na concentracao de 300 mg [L.sup.-1].
"For the last 30 years we've been going into a decrescendo ...