Definition of Diminuendo

1. Noun. (music) a gradual decrease in loudness.

Exact synonyms: Decrescendo
Generic synonyms: Softness
Category relationships: Music
Derivative terms: Decrescendo, Decrescendo



2. Adjective. Gradually decreasing in volume.
Exact synonyms: Decrescendo
Similar to: Decreasing
Derivative terms: Decrescendo

Definition of Diminuendo

1. adv. In a gradually diminishing manner; with abatement of tone; decrescendo; -- expressed on the staff by Dim., or Dimin., or the sign.

Definition of Diminuendo

1. Noun. (music) A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played gradually more softly ¹

2. Noun. (music) A passage having this mark ¹

3. Adverb. (music) played in this style ¹

4. Adjective. (music) describing a passage having this mark ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diminuendo

1. [n -DOS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diminuendo

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Literary usage of Diminuendo

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1. The Principles of Expression in Pianoforte Playing by Adolph Friedrich Christiani (1885)
"diminuendo is the reverse.. Crescendo, in its climax, reaches the height of excitement ... diminuendo being the opposite. This is simply a matter of fact, ..."

2. Pedalling in Pianoforte Music by Algernon H. Lindo (1922)
"(1) diminuendo Improved by Silent Pressure and Pedal Release. ... It is often overlooked that this is not a long drawn out diminuendo from ff to ppj but ..."

3. Choral Orchestration by Cecil Forsyth, Walter Henry Hall (1920)
"The diminuendo occurs at bar 67. It is not marked in the organ-part, ... We shall be wise to contrive this, not merely by a diminuendo in bars 70 and 71, ..."

4. Music of Nature, Or, An Attempt to Prove that what is Passionate and by William Gardiner (1849)
"CRESCENDO AND diminuendo. What is more alarming than the gradual increase of a mighty sound, when it pours upon the ear from a distance ; whether it ..."

5. Stokes' Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians: Covering the Entire Period of by Leander Jan De Bekker (1908)
"... ф, Ф, ยง); ARPEGGIO, (1); BRACE, (j) CRESCENDO, TURN (~); TRILL (tr or*1); (-=:); diminuendo, ..."

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