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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Italian
Origin: Latin minuere 'to make less'

diminuendo

noun
     
di‧min‧u‧en‧do plural diminuendos [countable]
APMAPM a part in a piece of music where it becomes gradually quieter [≠ crescendo]
diminuendo adjective, adverb
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