diminution

  1. change toward something smaller or lower
  2. the act of decreasing or reducing something

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Diminution

In Western music and music theory, diminution (from Medieval Latin diminutio, alteration of Latin deminutio, decrease) has four distinct meanings. Diminution may be a form of embellishment in which a long note is divided into a series of shorter, usually melodic, values (also called `coloration`). Diminution may also be the compositional device .....
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Diminution

• (n.) Omission, inaccuracy, or defect in a record. • (n.) In counterpoint, the imitation of, or reply to, a subject, in notes of half the length or value of those the subject itself. • (n.) The act of lessening dignity or consideration, or the state of being deprived of dignity; a lowering in estimation; degradation; abasement. &bul...
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diminution

(from the article `ornamentation`) ...dances, dating from the 13th century, show features of a purely instrumental style of ornamentation. In 14th-century Italian secular music a ...
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diminution

noun change toward something smaller or lower
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diminution

noun the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)
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Diminution

[satire] Diminution is a satirical technique. It reduces the size of something in order that it may be made to appear ludicrous, or in order to be closely examined. For example, if the Canadian Members of Parliament are portrayed as squabbling, spoiled little boys and girls, this would be diminution. A diminutive satire is Gulliver`s Travel...
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Diminution

Dim`i·nu'tion noun [ Latin diminutio , or perhaps rather deminutio : confer French diminution . See Diminish .] 1. The act of diminishing, or of making or becoming less; state of being diminished; reduction in size, quantity, or degree; -- opposed to augmentatio...
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diminution

change toward something smaller or lower
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diminution

diminution 1. A lessening, decreasing, or reduction of something, or the result of such a reduction. 2. The act, fact, or process of diminishing; lessening; reduction. 3. The repetition of a musical phrase, using notes that are of a shorter duration than in the original phrase.
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Diminution

In music, a diminution is the imitation of, or reply to, a subject, in notes of half the length or value of those the subject itself within the counterpoint.
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diminution

to halve the note values of a melody
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diminution

[n] - the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)
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