• (America) IPA: /ɑ.ˌtʃɛl.ə.ˈɹɑ
  • (British) IPA: /æksɛləˈɹændəʊ/

accelerando (plural accelerandos)

  1. (music) A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played at an increasing speed.
  2. (music) A passage having this mark.
  3. (by extension) accelerate or exponential advancement or development (of a thing).
    • 2012, George Steiner, The Poetry of Thought, p. gbooks hNRJ_x_xgVEC:
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accelerando (not comparable)

  1. (music) with a gradual increase in speed

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