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de•cre•scen•do



Pronunciation: (dē"kri-shen'dō, dā"-; It.de"kre-shen'dô), [key]
adj., adv., n., pl. -dos, It. -diPronunciation: (dē). [key]
Music.

adj., adv.
gradually reducing force or loudness; diminuendo (opposed to crescendo).

n.
1. a gradual reduction in force or loudness.
2. a decrescendo passage.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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