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  • noun Plural form of accelerando.


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  • For extreme examples of the accelerandos and ritenutos which our metrical ear seems willing to accept easily, one might compare two

    The Principles of English Versification

  • Professor Marshall faced the piano again and precipitated himself headlong into the diabolic accelerandos of "The Hall of the Mountain-King."

    The Bent Twig

  • His aunt was vastly susceptible to music, and he would heap upon her (in the absence of any other) all those passionate reproaches for cruelty and faithlessness proper to the rôle -- welling crescendos and plaintive diminuendos and long, slow rallentandos, followed quickly by panting and impassioned accelerandos.

    With the Procession

  • In diminuendos and accelerandos and ritenutos he was just as faithful.

    Old Scores and New Readings Discussions on Music & Certain Musicians

  • And Sally, after an intricate movement with a safety-pin, an openwork lace cuff that has lost a button, and a white wrist, goes down three accelerandos of stair-lengths, with landing pauses, and ends with a dining-room door staccato.

    Somehow Good

  • Metron offers a high-precision engine and a bar based sequencer to provide detailed control over tempo settings and time signatures, including accelerandos and ritardandos as well as a tuner that can be calibrated to cent level.

    The Mac Observer

  • Vignoles and Genz approach Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht? in a similar way, and in their execution effect some fine accelerandos that accentuate the text and culminate in an exemplarily clear and even rendering of the vocal line that brings the piece to its conclusion.

    Opera Today


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