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  • n  (music) a gradual decrease in loudness
  • s  gradually decreasing in volume

  • Just as the adagio tails off in an eerie diminuendo, Traces ends with the anguish of the woman left unresolved.
  • Yet one sound was remarkable in its very diminuendo.
  • For Broadway theater, the new millennium has started on a note of musical diminuendo.

  • Rudolf Bing in International Herald Tribune
    The most spectacular single moment,Bing wrote in his 1972 memoir, "5,000 Nights at the Opera," was "when I heard his diminuendo on the high C in 'Salut! Demeure' in 'Faust.' I shall never as long as I live forget the beauty of that...
  • Dieter Appelt in BBC News
    In Forth Bridge - Cinema.Metric Space, Mr Appelt said that the work "emerges like a musical score from the filmic frame", and as the eye follows the bridge's iron frame a "sense of crescendo and diminuendo is visible".
  • Cedar Walton in Globe and Mail
    The Duke Ellington set [from 1956] stands out,Walton said "We've been playing the [Ellington] song Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue, which he performed at Newport. And we've been paying tribute to Miles [Davis] and Dizzy [Gillespie] and...

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