diminuendo definition

  • noun:
    • Music Decrescendo.
    • A tempo level directing that a passage is usually to be played slowly more lightly
    • A passage having this mark
    • (songs) a gradual decline in loudness
    • Music Decrescendo.
    • A tempo mark directing that a passage is usually to be played gradually more softly
    • A passage having this level
    • (songs) a gradual decrease in loudness
  • adverb:
    • played within design
    • In a gradually diminishing way; with abatement of tone; decrescendo; -- indicated regarding staff by Dim., or Dimin., and/or indication.
    • played within design
    • In a gradually decreasing manner; with abatement of tone; decrescendo; -- indicated regarding the staff by Dim., or Dimin., or the sign.
  • adjective:
    • explaining a passage having this level
    • gradually decreasing in volume
    • explaining a passage having this mark
    • slowly reducing in volume
  • others:
    • In music, an instruction to the performer to reduce the amount of noise: often indicated by dim., dimin., or by the indication : the exact opposite of crescendo.
    • In songs, an instruction toward performer to lessen the volume of sound: frequently suggested by dim., dimin., or because of the indication : the exact opposite of crescendo.

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