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