diminuendo


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(music) a gradual decrease in loudness

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gradually decreasing in volume

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The research teams found that in a strain of mice called diminuendo - which carry a single base mutation in the miR-96 gene - hair cell development is arrested around birth.
The music of life reaches a crescendo, Fast approaching a diminuendo.
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Life," to Newman, was shorthand for the social sphere, and all of the artists and their signature works--whether the muscular, pulsing blackness of Motherwell's "Elegies to the Spanish Republic," or Pollock's airborne, pullulating skeins, or the nimbuslike haze of Rothko's colors in the diminuendo of their soulful minor key--signify the historically localized vision of an art that turned entirely inward, restituting the self in the aftermath of the technological apogee of the atom bomb and the devil's work of Hitler's efficient slaughter.
In addition, Cecil has twice before completed the Epsom/Irish Oaks double with Diminuendo in 1988 and Ramruma 11 years later.
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You know, terms like staccato, crescendo, diminuendo, fortissimo to legato mezzo piano andante?
Such qualities as tension and relaxation, crescendo and diminuendo, accelerando and ritardando may be applied to emotions and interactions as well as to music.
Hefting half a dozen pieces of luggage, one often balanced on her head, Susie would lilt into and sustain a wordless rich diminuendo as she moved toward the outside loading cart.
In fairness to the record industry however, nothing short of a molto diminuendo has been taking place in record sales over the past few years; record sales in the UK dropped from 52.
A snake was an undulant, sibilant rhythm full of crescendo and diminuendo on top of which he added imagistic details--surging arms, bobbing head, and half-lidded, knowing eyes all slipping in a serpentine dance downstage.
Even the invented lyricism of sex sounds false: Helen enjoys "a diminuendo of alter-comes"; "ejaculation is the ecstatic haemorrhage"; "a massive charge," the narrator even recalls at one stage, "immediately surged through my loins.
that the mixture of a career diminuendo and political bet-hedging has
The principal reason that newspaper stocks did so well last year was that advertising performance was in crescendo while newspaper costs were in diminuendo.
Baptista can also summon from birds the rhythm and volume modulations that human composers employ: an accelerando in the wood warbler's windup, a swelling crescendo from the Heuglin's robin-chat, a fading diminuendo from the Swainson's thrush, and so on.