(Especially as a direction) with a gradual increase of speed.
noun (plural accelerandos or accelerandi /əkˌsɛləˈrandi/ /əˌtʃɛləˈrandi/)
An accelerando passage: the first movement’s long accelerando
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- This is one of the least metronomic recordings I know, and yet the concerto holds its shape because a basic pulse has been maintained, in spite of the accelerandi and rallentandi.
- By most all accounts the evening was a success, with one local critic lauding the orchestra's ‘exciting accelerandos and heart-stopping rubatos.’
- You have to watch out for the small accelerandi.
Words that rhyme with accelerandobandeau, Brando, glissando, Orlando
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