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  • n  a gradually increasing tempo of music
    my ear will not accept such violent accelerandos
  • s  gradually increasing in tempo
  • r  with increasing speed
    here you must play accelerando

  • Tape recorder in hand, he simply camps at the seashore or in a rain forest, and lets Mother Nature herself compose an accelerando of breaking waves or a pizzicato polka of storm .
  • As exhilarating as the final accelerando of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony were the dancelike body movements with which Ozawa conducted it.
  • An expanse of heads nodded rhythmically until a galloping accelerando brought the audience to their feet.
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  • 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 ...
    Dec. 30, 2013 - Forbes

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