diminuendo

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diminuendo

Music
1. 
a. a gradual decrease in loudness or the musical direction indicating this
b. a musical passage affected by a diminuendo
2. gradually decreasing in loudness
3. with a diminuendo
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"The other alternative," said the Earl, "would be a diminuendo series of repetitions of the same type.
The musical accompaniment is non-lyrical, structured by orchestral crescendos and diminuendos and a rhythmic pulsing of drums, bells, and wind instruments.