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Diminuendo  adv.  (Mus.) In a gradually diminishing manner; with abatement of tone; decrescendo; expressed on the staff by Dim., or Dimin., or the sign.

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"Diminuendo" Quotes from Famous Books

... simple harmony; and then, without warning, a man's voice, almost like his own, began singing. The tones rose fluid and perfect, and changed with feeling. It seemed at first to be a man; and then, because of a diminuendo of the voice, a sense of distance not accounted for by his presence near the hedge, he knew that he heard a record ...
— The Happy End • Joseph Hergesheimer

... Mr. Wrenn, in a frightened diminuendo, now that—wealthy citizen though he had become—he was in danger of exposure as a mollycoddle who couldn't choose his drink properly. "Stummick been hurting me. Guess I'd better just ...
— Our Mr. Wrenn - The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man • Sinclair Lewis

... was really harming her, as too hot a day will dim the icy freshness of a northern plant. He dipped his sculls, the ripples started out and swam in grave diminuendo till they ...
— Forsyte Saga • John Galsworthy

... reedy morass where, even of breathless nights, the quaggy soil trembles to a sound like thunder of breakers on a coast: the storm-roar of billions of reptile voices chanting in cadence,—rhythmically surging in stupendous crescendo and diminuendo,—a monstrous and appalling chorus of ...
— Chita: A Memory of Last Island • Lafcadio Hearn

... filled every inch of his canvas. The plot never flags and has no diminuendo after the death of Ajax. The cause of the tragedy is not plainly indicated at the outset; with a skill which is masterly, Sophocles represents in the opening scene Athena and Odysseus as beings purely odious, mocking a great man's fall. With the progress ...
— Authors of Greece • T. W. Lumb

... his cushions. Kendrick stood up and hollered at him. The salutation was acknowledged with a friendly wave of the hand. The long string of brown and yellow cars followed rattle-de-bang over the switch and rocked away eastward. The roar dropped off abruptly into diminuendo, punctuated by the rattle of a loose truck at the rear ...
— Every Man for Himself • Hopkins Moorhouse

... a diminuendo note; it slackened to a throbbing murmur. The brute had stopped, and close to them. The ...
— The Lee Shore • Rose Macaulay

Words linked to "Diminuendo" :   decrescendo, decreasing

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