Musical Direction with gradually quickening tempo
Origin of accelerandoIt, present participle of accelerare from L: see accelerate
Gradually accelerating or quickening in time. Used chiefly as a direction.
An accelerando passage or movement.
Origin of accelerandoItalian present participle of accelerare to hasten from Latin accelerāre ; see accelerate .
- (music) A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played at an increasing speed.
- (music) A passage having this mark.