AskDefine | Define accelerando

Dictionary Definition

accelerando adj : gradually increasing in tempo n : a gradually increasing tempo of music; "my ear will not accept such violent accelerandos" adv : with increasing speed; "here you must play accelerando"

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English

Etymology

Pronunciation

  • /əksɛləˈɹɑndo/ (US)
  • /æksɛləˈɹændəʊ/ (UK)

Noun

  1. A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played at an increasing speed.
  2. A passage having this mark.

Adverb

accelerando
  1. with a gradual increase in speed

Adjective

accelerando
  1. describing a passage having this mark

Italian

Verb

accelerando

Extensive Definition

Accelerando may refer to:
accelerando in Norwegian Nynorsk: Accelerando
accelerando in Finnish: Accelerando
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