Etymology
Advertisement

accelerando (adv.)

musical instruction indicating a passage to be played with gradually increasing speed, 1842, from Italian accelerando, present participle of accelerare, from Latin accelerare "to hasten, quicken" (see accelerate).

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of accelerando
1
accelerando (n.)
a gradually increasing tempo of music;
my ear will not accept such violent accelerandos
2
accelerando (adv.)
with increasing speed;
here you must play accelerando
3
accelerando (adj.)
(music) gradually increasing in tempo;
From wordnet.princeton.edu