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1. decrescendo

verb. grow quieter.

Synonyms

  • decrease
  • fall
  • lessen

Antonyms

  • crescendo
  • appreciate
  • lengthen
  • strengthen

Etymology

  • decrescendo (Italian)

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2. decrescendo

adjective. gradually decreasing in volume.

Synonyms

  • decreasing

Antonyms

  • inflate
  • accelerate

Etymology

  • decrescendo (Italian)

3. decrescendo

noun. (music) a gradual decrease in loudness.

Synonyms

  • softness

Antonyms

  • stretch
  • expand

Etymology

  • decrescendo (Italian)

Example sentences of the word decrescendo


1. Noun, singular or mass
Draw a picture of a crescendo underneath the phrase and tell the students that the symbol indicates they should increase in volume gradually, and then do the same thing for a decrescendo marking.

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