Definition of decrescendo in English:
noun (plural decrescendos), adverb& adjective
Another term for diminuendo. [as noun]: the decrescendo of distant thunder [as adjective]: a decrescendo heart murmur
More example sentences
- Instead of merely playing the whole piece as softly as possible, we play opposite dynamics: forte where it should be piano, a decrescendo where there should be a crescendo.
- Furthermore, the crescendos and decrescendos need to be better managed.
- ‘Dancing Raindrops’ encourages musical artistry with phrases notated with crescendo and decrescendo throughout.
Early 19th century: Italian, literally 'decreasing'.
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