diminuendo


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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.]
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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]
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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]
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diminuendo

getting softer
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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
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Translations

diminuendo

[dɪˌmɪnjʊˈendəʊ]
A. N (Mus) → diminuendo m
B. VIhacer un diminuendo
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diminuendo

advdiminuendo
nDiminuendo nt
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