accelerando


1ac·ce·le·ran·do

adverb or adjective \(ˌ)ä-ˌche-lə-ˈrän-(ˌ)dō; ik-ˌse-, (ˌ)ak-\

Definition of ACCELERANDO

:  gradually faster —used as a direction in music

Origin of ACCELERANDO

Italian, literally, accelerating, from Latin accelerandum, gerund of accelerare
First Known Use: circa 1842

2accelerando

noun
plural accelerandos

Definition of ACCELERANDO

:  a gradual increase in tempo

First Known Use of ACCELERANDO

1889

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