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Adjective: accelerando  aa,che-lu'raan-dow or ik,se-lu'ran-dow [N. Amer], ak,se-lu'ran-dow or ik,se-lu'ran-dow [Brit]
  1. Gradually increasing in tempo
Noun: accelerando (accelerandos,accelerandi)  aa,che-lu'raan-dow or ik,se-lu'ran-dow [N. Amer], ak,se-lu'ran-dow or ik,se-lu'ran-dow [Brit]
  1. A gradually increasing tempo of music
    "my ear will not accept such violent accelerandos"
Adverb: accelerando  aa,che-lu'raan-dow or ik,se-lu'ran-dow [N. Amer], ak,se-lu'ran-dow or ik,se-lu'ran-dow [Brit]
  1. (music) with increasing speed
    "here you must play accelerando"

Derived forms: accelerandos

See also: increasing

Type of: pacing, tempo

Encyclopedia: Accelerando