Definition of Decrescendos

1. Noun. (plural of decrescendo) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of decrescendo) ¹

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Definition of Decrescendos

1. decrescendo [n] - See also: decrescendo

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decrescendos

decrepitates
decrepitating
decrepitation
decrepitations
decrepitaton
decrepitatons
decrepitly
decrepitness
decrepitude
decrepitudes
decrepity
decrescendi
decrescendo
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decrescendoing
decrescendos (current term)
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decretages
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decretals
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decretists
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decretorily
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decrew

Literary usage of Decrescendos

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Beethoven's Letters: A Critical Edition : with Explanatory Notes by Ludwig van Beethoven, Alfred Christlieb Kalischer, John South Shedlock (1909)
"I say nothing about the wind instruments, but that all pp, crescendos, all decrescendos and all fortes ff were struck out of my opera; no notice is taken of ..."

2. The Music of Spain by Carl Van Vechten (1918)
"The whole entertainment, music, colours, costumes, songs, dances, and all, is as nicely arranged in its crescendos and decrescendos, its prestos and adagios ..."

3. The Story of the Violin by Paul Stoeving (1904)
"... and decrescendos. He probably brought these novelties from Italy (Naples), where Jomelli reigned, the greatest orchestral charmer of his time. ..."

4. The Merry-go-round by Carl Van Vechten (1918)
"The 'whole entertainment, music, colours, costumes, songs, dances, and all, is as nicely arranged in its crescendos and decrescendos, its prestos and ..."

5. The Musical Magazine (1840)
"... when they come in, and to indicate the spirit in which the whole is to go, to mark the crescendos, the decrescendos, all the shades of piano and forte, ..."

6. The Musical World (1855)
"He indicates the diminuendos and decrescendos by hisses, which, if indispensable, at least prove a bad method of drilling. Mendelssohn's overture to La 2fer ..."

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