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decrescendo

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

Definition of decrescendo

plural

decrescendos

  1. 1 :  a gradual decrease in volume of a musical passage

  2. 2 :  a decrescendo musical passage



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Origin and Etymology of decrescendo

Italian, literally, decreasing, from Latin decrescendum, gerund of decrescere


First Known Use: 1877


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decrescendo

adverb or adjective de·cre·scen·do

Definition of decrescendo

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



1877

First Known Use of decrescendo

1877


DECRESCENDO Defined for Kids

decrescendo

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noun de·cre·scen·do \ˌdā-krə-ˈshen-dō\

Definition of decrescendo for Students

  1. :  a gradual decrease in the loudness of music




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