Music Theory Trivia Quiz

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4. Dying away

The Italian language has given us a widely-used lexicon for indicating expression in music. For example, the usual terms for “soft” and “loud” are the Italian words piano and forte. Sometimes Italian offers almost too much choice. The directions espirando, morendo and perdendosi all roughly mean “dying away” — slowing down and fading out. As if that weren’t enough, three of the words below also mean “dying away”. Which one is the exception?

Click the response (A to D) you think is correct.