diminished
adjective Date: circa 1751 of a musical interval made one half step less than perfect or minor <
a diminished fifth
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  • Diminished — is to make smaller or less or to cause to appear so. Diminished may also refer to: Diminution in Music Diminished: A song in alternative rock band R.E.M. s 1998 album Up↑ …   Wikipedia

  • diminished — diminished; un·diminished; …   English syllables

  • diminished — [də min′isht] adj. 1. made smaller; lessened; reduced 2. Music lessened by a half step: said of intervals or of chords formed with such an interval * * * …   Universalium

  • diminished — index minimal, qualified (conditioned) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • diminished — англ. [димини/шт] diminué фр. [диминюэ/] diminuito ит. [диминуи/то] diminutus лат. [димину/тус] уменьшенный (интервал, аккорд) …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • diminished — [də min′isht] adj. 1. made smaller; lessened; reduced 2. Music lessened by a half step: said of intervals or of chords formed with such an interval …   English World dictionary

  • Diminished — Diminish Di*min ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Diminished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Diminishing}.] [Pref. di (= L. dis ) + minish: cf. L. diminuere, F. diminuer, OE. diminuen. See {Dis }, and {Minish}.] 1. To make smaller in any manner; to reduce in bulk or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diminished — adjective a) lessened, reduced. The diminished Roman Empire never recovered from the sack of Rome. b) reduced by a semitone …   Wiktionary

  • diminished — adj. Diminished is used with these nouns: ↑expectation, ↑responsibility, ↑role …   Collocations dictionary

  • diminished — di|min|ished [ dı mınıʃt ] adjective FORMAL reduced in amount, size, or importance: Their chances of survival are greatly diminished because of their poor health …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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