di•min•u•en•doPronunciation: (di-min"yOO-en'dō), [key]
—adj., adv., n., pl. -does.
gradually reducing in force or loudness; decrescendo (opposed to crescendo
a gradual reduction of force or loudness.
a diminuendo passage. Symbol:
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