accelerando definition

  • adverb:
    • Gradually accelerating or quickening in time. Used mainly as a direction.
    • with a gradual upsurge in speed
    • with increasing speed
  • noun:
    • An accelerando passageway or action.
    • A tempo mark directing that a passage is usually to be played at an escalating rate.
    • A passage having this mark.
    • a gradually increasing tempo of music
  • adjective:
    • slowly accelerating the movement.
    • gradually increasing in tempo
  • others:
    • With gradual enhance of speed: a direction in music, indicating that a passage is usually to be played with increasing rapidity.

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