Complete Definition of "diminish"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/dɪËmɪnɪÊ/, SAMPA|/dI"mInIS/

Verb
en-verb|diminish|es

  1. transitive To make smaller.
  2. intransitive To become smaller.
  3. intransitive To taper.
  4. context|transitive|music To reduce a perfect or minor interval by a semitone.

Derived terms
law of diminishing returns

Translations
trans-top|To make smaller
Czech: zmenšit
Finnish: pienentää
trans-mid
Swedish: minska
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trans-top|To become smaller
Czech: zmenšit se
Finnish: pienentyä
trans-mid
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trans-top|To taper
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|To reduce a perfect or minor interval by a semitone
trans-mid
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ttbc|German: vermindern (1, 3)
ttbc|Latin: minuere
ttbc|Italian: diminuire (1, 3)
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ttbc|Spanish: disminuir
ttbc|Turkish: azaltmak
ttbc|Korean: í¬ë¯¸í´ì§ë¤, ì¬ë¼ì§ë¤

Category:English intransitive verbs
Category:English transitive verbs

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