To decrease gradually in volume, force, or intensity

To steadily reduce volume, intensity, and strength within a designated range.

In general, decrescendo and diminuendo have the same meaning. However, for some composers (such as Schubert), decrescendo means "gradually reducing volume" while diminuendo means "gradually reducing volume and slowing down the tempo".

Example of Decrescendo

What Is A Decrescendo In Music?

Writer: Frankie Chan