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.


Borrowing from Italian smorzando. (Wiktionary)


  • 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.

    Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas


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