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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Italian accelerando, from Latin accelero.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɑ.ˌtʃɛl.ə.ˈɹɑn.do/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /æksɛləˈɹændəʊ/

NounEdit

accelerando (plural accelerandos)

  1. (music) A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played at an increasing speed.
  2. (music) A passage having this mark.
  3. (by extension) Accelerating or exponential advancement or development (of a thing).
    • 2012, George Steiner, The Poetry of Thought, p. 195:
      The accelerando of the sciences and of technology, their mathematization have beggared both the reach and the veracity of natural language.

AdverbEdit

accelerando (not comparable)

  1. (music) with a gradual increase in speed

FrenchEdit

AdverbEdit

accelerando

  1. accelerando

ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

accelerando

  1. gerund of accelerare

AdverbEdit

accelerando

  1. accelerating

LatinEdit