Etymology
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decrescendo (n.)

in music, "a gradual diminution in force, a passing from loud to soft," 1806, from Italian decrescendo, present participle of decrescere, from Latin decrescere "to grow less, diminish," from de "away from" (see de-) + crescere "to grow" (from PIE root *ker- (2) "to grow"). Also as an adjective and adverb.

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Definitions of decrescendo
1
decrescendo (v.)
grow quieter;
2
decrescendo (n.)
(music) a gradual decrease in loudness;
Synonyms: diminuendo
3
decrescendo (adj.)
(music) gradually decreasing in volume;
Synonyms: diminuendo
From wordnet.princeton.edu