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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (music) a gradual decrease in loudness adj. - Gradually decreasing in volume.

Usage examples (30)
  • The plot never flags and has no diminuendo after the death of Ajax.
  • The blast echoing off the embankment like timpani fading diminuendo.
  • Cicada droned in long, loud crescendo and diminuendo under the hot sun of mid forenoon.
  • The last note died away in an impressive diminuendo, and the young man turned toward her. for more
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