from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Fading away.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Growing gradually fainter and softer; dying away; morendo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, same as morendo.
The hubbub mounts, then, in an ever softening smorzando, peels away like sonar panty hose when an elderly man, a senior vice-president at Merrill Lynch, climbs precariously atop a table and croaks the announcement, in a hoarse old voice, that the Nikkei has opened sharply lower, yet not as low as many had feared, and that it shows signs of stabilizing.