Decrescendo

Definition of Decrescendo

De`cres`cen´do
a. & adv.1.(Mus.) With decreasing volume of sound; - a direction to performers, either written upon the staff (abbreviated Dec., or Decresc.), or indicated by the sign.

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a cappella, abbandono, accrescendo, adagietto, adagio, affettuoso, agilmente, agitato, allegretto, allegro, amabile, amoroso, andante, andantino, appassionatamente, appassionato, barely audible, brillante, capriccioso, catabasis, collapse, con affetto, con agilita, con agitazione, con amore, contractive, crash, crescendo, deceleration, declension, decline, decline and fall, declining, decreasing, decreasingly, decrescent, deliquescent, dim, diminishing, diminishingly, diminuendo, dimness, distant, dive, dolce, downtrend, downturn, drop, dwindling, ebb, ever less, faint, faint-voiced, faintness, fall, feeble, feebleness, flatness, forte, fortissimo, gentle, gentleness, half-heard, indistinct, indistinctness, lamentabile, languishing, lapse, larghetto, larghissimo, largo, legato, leggiero, less, less and less, lessening, low, lowness, marcando, morendo, murmured, on the wane, parlando, pianissimo, piano, pizzicato, plunge, prestissimo, presto, rallentando, reductive, remission, retreat, ritardando, ritenuto, scarcely heard, scherzando, scherzo, scherzoso, slowdown, slump, soft, soft-sounding, soft-voiced, softness, sordo, sotto voce, spiccato, staccato, stretto, subaudibility, subaudible, subdued, subduedness, subsidence, subsiding, tremolando, tremoloso, trillando, unclear, unclearness, wane, waning, weak, weak-voiced, weakness, whispered
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