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di•min•u•en•do



Pronunciation: (di-min"yOO-en'dō), [key]
adj., adv., n., pl. -does.
Music.

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

n.
1. a gradual reduction of force or loudness.
2. a diminuendo passage. Symbol: >

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

diminishing returnsdiminution
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