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Adjective: decreasing  di'kree-sing
  1. Becoming less or smaller
  2. (music) becoming quieter
Verb: decrease  'dee,krees
  1. Become smaller or less in size, extent, or range
    "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester";
    - diminish, lessen, fall
  2. Make become smaller
    "He decreased his staff";
    - lessen, minify

See also: allargando, calando, decrescendo, depreciating, depreciative, depreciatory, detractive, diminishing, diminuendo, dwindling, falling, rallentando, rit., ritardando, ritenuto, tapering, tapering off

Type of: alter, change, change magnitude, modify

Antonym: increase, increasing

Encyclopedia: Decreasing