Diminuendo

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Definition

The music gradually becomes quieter. There are two principal ways of notating a diminuendo; the first is with a 'hairpin' symbol that starts wide and gets narrower, the second is with the abbreviation dim.

A diminuendo notated as a 'hairpin' symbol
A diminuendo notated with the abbreviation dim.


Examples


The first 10 seconds of this piece features a diminuendo.

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