smorzando

adjective
smor·​zan·​do | \smȯrtˈsän(ˌ)dō\
variants: or less commonly smorzato \ -​ä(ˌ)dō \

Definition of smorzando 

: growing slower and softer : dying away abbreviation smorz used as a direction in music

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History and Etymology for smorzando

smorzando from Italian, verbal of smorzare to tone down, reduce, alteration (influenced by s-, from Latin ex-) of ammorzare to moderate, weaken, extinguish, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin admortiare to extinguish, from Latin ad- + (assumed) Vulgar Latin -mortiare (from Latin mortuus, past participle of mori to die); smorzato from Italian, past participle of smorzare

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