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accelerando

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adverb or adjective ac·ce·le·ran·do \(ˌ)ä-ˌche-lə-ˈrän-(ˌ)dō; ik-ˌse-, (ˌ)ak-\

Definition of accelerando

  1. :  gradually faster —used as a direction in music

Origin and Etymology of accelerando

borrowed from Italian, literally, “accelerating,” borrowed from Latin accelerandum, gerund of accelerāre “to accelerate


First Known Use: 1784


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accelerando

noun ac·ce·le·ran·do

Definition of accelerando

plural

accelerandos

  1. :  a gradual increase in tempo

Origin and Etymology of accelerando

noun derivative of 1accelerando


First Known Use: 1586


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