Definitions for accelerandoækˌsɛl əˈræn doʊ, -ˈrɑn-, ɑˌtʃɛl-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accelerando(adj)

    a gradually increasing tempo of music

    "my ear will not accept such violent accelerandos"

  2. accelerando(adverb)

    gradually increasing in tempo

  3. accelerando(adverb)

    with increasing speed

    "here you must play accelerando"


  1. accelerando(Noun)

    A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played at an increasing speed.

  2. accelerando(Noun)

    A passage having this mark.

  3. accelerando(Adverb)

    with a gradual increase in speed

  4. Origin: from accelero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accelerando(adj)

    gradually accelerating the movement

  2. Origin: [It.]


  1. Accelerando

    Accelerando is a 2005 science fiction novel consisting of a series of interconnected short stories by British author Charles Stross. As well as normal hardback and paperback editions, it was released as a free e-book under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Accelerando won the Locus Award in 2006, and was nominated for several other awards in 2005 and 2006, including the Hugo, Campbell, Clarke, and British Science Fiction Association Awards.

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