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diminuendo (plural diminuendos) (Symbol: >)
- (music) A dynamic mark directing that a passage is to be played gradually more softly
- (music) A passage having this mark
- (metaphoric) The gradual dying away of something.
- 1988, Robert James Nelson, Willa Cather and France: In Search of the Lost Language, →ISBN, page 79:
- Thus, in "Flavia and Her Artists" (1905), for example, a fiction of consonance in diminuendo, the French subtext states a set of harmonies (the young American returned from France) and cacophonies (the supercilious French art critic, Roux) shedding light on the main text with its own consonances of intergenerationsl friendship, marital loyalty, artistic pleasure, and joyful lesbianism.
- 1998, Edward Abbey, The Fool's Progress: An Honest Novel, →ISBN:
- Harlow gazed, like Henry, out the wide corner window, enjoying the diminuendos of the light.
- 2018, Lionel Shriver, The Standing Chandelier:
- Jillian haad the kind of charm that wore off. Or after enough romantic diminuendos, that's what she theorized.
direction to play gradually more softly
- (music) played in this style
- (music) describing a passage having this mark
diminuendo m (plural diminuendi)
- dative masculine singular of
- dative neuter singular of
- ablative masculine singular of
- ablative neuter singular of
diminuendo m (plural diminuendos)
- minuendo (Brazil)