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Meaning of diminuendo

di•min•u•en•do

Pronunciation: (di-min"y-en'dō), [key]
— adj., adv., n., pl. -does.
—adj., adv.
  1. gradually reducing in force or loudness; decrescendo (opposed to crescendo).
—n.
  1. a gradual reduction of force or loudness.
  2. a diminuendo passage. Symbol: &whence;
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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