- 1Made smaller or less: a diminished role for local governmentMore example sentences
- A crtc in name only gives us the illusion of regulation and protection, but in reality, it has a very diminished and marginal role.
- The problem is that such an approach requires national politicians to deny themselves power and accept a diminished role for the central state, their state.
- The new direction was toward shifting responsibility away from the federal government, which indicated a diminished civil works role for the Corps of Engineers.
- 1.1 [predic.] Made to seem less impressive or valuable: she felt diminished by the reportMore example sentences
- But our relationship seemed diminished, lessened by the events that had transpired during her disappearance.
- The politics of solidarity they ostensibly represent seem to me to be correspondingly diminished.
- On the other is one of the Third World's true bright spots, somewhat diminished by the comic-opera nationalism of its democratically elected president.
- 2 [attributive] Music Denoting or containing an interval that is one semitone less than the corresponding minor or perfect interval: a diminished fifthMore example sentences
- And several times in the book a diminished fifth rather than an augmented fourth is called a tritone.
- Arpeggios of diminished 7ths rushing up and down the keyboard are the main - indeed the only - motive in this bravura piece.
- ‘Ok,’ I play it in its Major, minor, Augmented and diminished forms then look up at him again.
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