To decrease gradually in volume, force, or intensity

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

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

Example of Diminuendo

DIMINUENDO = (?) ≠ DECRESCENDO. Schubert Impromptu 142/1 explained

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