decrescendo definition

  • adverb:
    • With slowly decreasing force or loudness. Utilized mainly as a direction.
  • noun:
    • A gradual decrease in force or loudness.
    • A decrescendo passage.
    • An instruction to play gradually more softly.
    • In songs, a gradual diminution of force; a passing from loud to smooth: in opposition to crescendo, and the same as diminuendo: frequently suggested by decres., dec., and/or indication ⟩.
    • (songs) a gradual reduction in loudness
  • verb:
    • To gradually come to be quieter
    • develop less noisy
  • adjective:
    • becoming quieter slowly.
    • slowly lowering in amount
  • adjective-and-adverb:
    • With lowering level of sound; -- a direction to performers, either written upon the employees (abbreviated Dec., or Decresc.), or indicated because of the sign.

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