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Accelerando (or accel.) – Gradually getting faster

(Pronounced ak-sel-uh-ran-doh)

Ready! Steady! Accelerate-and-go! (accelerando)The two boys start pedalling their go-carts and gradually get quicker.

Ready! Steady! Accelerate-and-go! (accelerando) The two boys start pedalling their go-carts and gradually get quicker.

The Italian music command accelerando (often abbreviated accel.) is an indication to gradually increase the tempo of a song until otherwise noted.

 

Examples of accelerando in a sentence

I suggested accelerando was just for the cellos in this piece.

The second movement, which is a single massive accelerando, takes more time before its quality is fully appreciated.

His measured accelerando in the music sealed the deal on an outstanding performance.

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