decrescendo


1de·cre·scen·do

noun \ˌdā-krə-ˈshen-(ˌ)dō\
plural de·cre·scen·dos

Definition of DECRESCENDO

1
:  a gradual decrease in volume of a musical passage
2
:  a decrescendo musical passage

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Origin of DECRESCENDO

Italian, literally, decreasing, from Latin decrescendum, gerund of decrescere
First Known Use: 1877

2decrescendo

adverb or adjective

Definition of DECRESCENDO

:  with a decrease in volume —used as a direction in music

First Known Use of DECRESCENDO

1877

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