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diminuendo

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adverb or adjective di·min·u·en·do \də-ˌmin-yə-ˈwen-(ˌ)dō, -yü-ˈen- also -ˌmi-nə-ˈ\

Definition of diminuendo

diminuendo noun


Origin of diminuendo

Italian, literally, diminishing, from Late Latin diminuendum, gerund of diminuere


First Known Use: 1775

Rhymes with diminuendo


DIMINUENDO Defined for Kids

diminuendo

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noun di·min·u·en·do \də-ˌmin-yə-ˈwen-dō\

Definition of diminuendo

plural di·min·u·en·dos




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