gradually increasing in speed.
Historical Examples

He sings like the fitful wind, one moment “accelerando,” and the next “una poco moderato.”
Stars of the Opera Mabel Wagnalls

accelerando, affrettando (this term implies some degree of excitement also), stringendo, poco a poco animato.
Music Notation and Terminology Karl W. Gehrkens

adjective, adverb
(to be performed) with increasing speed
noun (pl) -dos
an increase in speed


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