accelerando accelerando

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a gradually increasing tempo of music
  2. (adj) gradually increasing in tempo
  3. (adv) with increasing speed

Usage(s):

  1. As exhilarating as the final accelerando of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony were the dancelike body movements with which Ozawa conducted it.
  2. An expanse of heads nodded rhythmically until a galloping accelerando brought the audience to their feet.

News

  • The Most Science Fictional News Stories Of 2013 In Pictures

    In his 2005 novel Accelerando, science fiction author and futurist Charles Stross wrote a collection of stories about the accelerating pace of change in the modern world: Inspired by his experience as a coder at a 30%-annual-growth-rate financial startup during the dotcom boom, he set out to capture what happens when technological progress builds upon itself, so that the future seems to approach ...
    on December 30, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  • "He's sort of a Segovia con molto accelerando," Crosby says in one of the biography's many well-chosen film clips, as Paul tears off a dazzling riff on "Back Home in Indiana."
    on Jul 7, 2007 By: Bing Crosby Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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ambivalent ambivalent
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