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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Lessening in force or loudness; musical direction to indicate a gradual lessening in sound.

Usage examples (30)
  • When the orchestra began its decrescendo and the music softened, the actors knew it was their cue to walk out on stage.
  • The decrescendo movement of another business cycle had begun.
  • He closed his eyes, allowing the harmonies to decrescendo into silence.
  • My husband says our name for each other over and over, in a slow decrescendo. for more
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