Accelerando meaning

ä-chĕlə-rändō
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Gradually accelerating or quickening in time. Used chiefly as a direction.
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(music) A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played at an increasing speed.
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(music) A passage having this mark.
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An accelerando passage or movement.
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With gradually quickening tempo.
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(music) With a gradual increase in speed.
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Origin of accelerando

  • Italian present participle of accelerare to hasten from Latin accelerāre accelerate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Italian accelerando, from Latin accelero.

    From Wiktionary