Smorzando

Dying away, diminishing

"Smorzando" is an Italian verb that translates to "dying away" or "diminishing" in English, conveying the meanings of "fading" or "waning".

In music, "smorzando" is used as an instruction to guide performers to gradually decrease the volume and intensity of the music, creating a fading or diminishing effect.

In other words, when interpreting "smorzando", performers should aim to create a musical performance where the sound gradually fades away, allowing the audience to experience a musical ambiance that reflects the waning and gentle diminishing of the sound in the piece being played.