Accelerando (or accel.) – Gradually getting faster
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.