Definition of smorzando
: growing slower and softer : dying away —abbreviation smorz —used as a direction in music
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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at murder
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