In music, the term crescendo refers to an increase in volume. What term refers to the opposite?

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In music, the term crescendo refers to an increase in volume. What term refers to the opposite?

Diminuendo

Explanation

Crescendo is, like most of the terms in classical music, Italian. It means "increasing in volume", while the opposite effect is called decrescendo or diminuendo. Crescendo can be abbreviated cresc. or indicated with a special wedge-shaped notation.

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