adjective (or adverb) ca·lan·do \käˈlän(ˌ)dō\

Definition of calando

  1. :  diminishing in loudness and sometimes tempo —used as a direction in music

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Origin and Etymology of calando

Italian, from Latin calandum, gerund of calare to slacken, let down, from Greek chalan; perhaps akin to Sanskrit jahāti he leaves, abandons — more at go

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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