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Diminuendo

adjective
1.
Gradually decreasing in volume.  Synonym: decrescendo.






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"Diminuendo" Quotes from Famous Books



... seen, not merely within the accented foot itself, but both before and after the accented foot. Often the appearance under the microscope is very striking; the sonants of the feet, both accented and unaccented, increase to the special accent and then decrease in a regular crescendo—diminuendo form. Much of this is not shown by ...
— Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 • Various

... road, merrymakers frolic on the green, clouds come up in the horns, lightning plays in the violins, thunder crashes in the drums and cymbals, the merrymakers scatter in the whole orchestra, the storm passes diminuendo, and in the muted violins the full moon rises serenely into a twilight sky. Here the intention is easily understood; the layman cannot fail to recognize what the composer wanted to say. And as in the case of pictures which interest the beholder because he can translate ...
— The Enjoyment of Art • Carleton Noyes

... a sort of ecstasy. The music was nearer now, coming from the direction from which the three travelers had themselves come this afternoon. Presently, from the apparent diminuendo, it was plain that the singers were past, and were going on towards the town. There was no sound of footsteps; the Major remarked on that, when he could get Frank to attend a few minutes later, when all was over; but there were field paths ...
— None Other Gods • Robert Hugh Benson

... and perhaps to show how limber they are; runs and trills, brilliant execution, one hand after the other in mad pursuit, crossing over, back again, up and down in the vain endeavour to come up with the other hand; crescendo, diminuendo, ...
— Sowing Seeds in Danny • Nellie L. McClung

... was especially deserving of notice. He sat with his legs in the shape of the letter V inverted, his legs being forced to retain their position from the fact of three dishes of various dimensions being arranged between them in a diminuendo passage. These three dishes he vigorously attacked, not only on his own account, but also on behalf of his neighbours, more especially Miss Fanny Green, who reclined by his side in an oriental posture, and made a table of her lap. The disposition of ...
— The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green • Cuthbert Bede

... cool under the big tree by the track fence, and the click of Blister's stop-watch, with his varied comments on what those clicks recorded, drifted out of my consciousness much as had the dust-clouds. Even the thr-rump, thr-rump, thr-rump of flying hoofs—crescendo, fortissimo, diminuendo—finally became meaningless. ...
— Blister Jones • John Taintor Foote

... treatment of a group which is in itself a line. The well-known "Spanish Marriage" by Fortuny also shows the reserve group, but the contrast is more positive both in repose and color. The main and more distant group is well centralized and there is a clever diminuendo expressed ...
— Pictorial Composition and the Critical Judgment of Pictures • Henry Rankin Poore



Words linked to "Diminuendo" :   softness, music, decreasing



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