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Definition: The Italian musical term calando indicates a gradual decrease in both the tempo and volume of a song; the effect of a ritardando with a diminuendo. See allargando.


Also Known As:
  • calante; al niente; morendo; smorzando (It)
  • terminant; en mourant; en amortissant (Fr)
  • beruhigend; bis zum Nichts; verlöschend; langsamer und leiser werdend (Ger)

Pronunciation: cah-lahn'-doh


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