The Italian musical term morendo (lit. “dying”) indicates a decrease in volume or tempo, but often affects both; to make the sound slowly die away. Morendo creates the effect of a slow ritardando and a diminuendo with an extreme fade.

Also Known As:

  • smorzando; calando; al niente (It)
  • en mourant; en amortissant; expirant (Fr)
  • absterbend; bis zum Nichts; verlöschend (Ger)
Pronunciation: more-en'-doh

More Dynamics Commands:
  • laut