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decrescendo


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decrescendo  \De`cres*cen"do\,  a.  &  adv  [It.]  (Mus.) 
  With  decreasing  volume  of  sound;  --  a  direction  to 
  performers,  either  written  upon  the  staff  (abbreviated  Dec., 
  or  Decresc.),  or  indicated  by  the  sign. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decrescendo 
  adj  :  gradually  decreasing  in  volume  [syn:  {diminuendo}] 
  n  :  (music)  a  gradual  decrease  in  loudness  [syn:  {diminuendo}] 
  v  :  grow  quieter,  of  sound;  "The  music  decrescendoes  here"  [ant: 
  {crescendo}] 




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