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accelerando

[ak-sel-uh-ran-doh, -rahn-; Italian aht-che-le-rahn-daw] /ækˌsɛl əˈræn doʊ, -ˈrɑn-; Italian ɑtˌtʃɛ lɛˈrɑn dɔ/
adverb, adjective, Music.
1.
gradually increasing in speed.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Italian < Latin accelerandus, gerundive of accelerāre to speed up. See accelerate
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British Dictionary definitions for accelerando

accelerando

/ækˌsɛləˈrændəʊ/
adjective, adverb
1.
(to be performed) with increasing speed
noun (pl) -dos
2.
an increase in speed
Word Origin
Italian
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