Gradually accelerating or quickening in time. Used chiefly as a direction.
With gradually quickening tempo.
Webster's New World
An accelerando passage or movement.
(music) A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played at an increasing speed.
(music) A passage having this mark.
Other Word Forms of Accelerando
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.
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