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↑

Other articles related to "diminished":

Half Diminished Scale
... The half diminished scale is a musical scale more commonly known as "Locrian ♮2", name which avoids confusion with the diminished scales (see octatonic scales ...
Diminished Chord
... Diminished chord can refer to Diminished triad Diminished seventh chord. ...
Augmented Unison - Diminished Unison
... unison is occasionally referred to also as a diminished unison ... Many sources reject the possibility or utility of the diminished unison on the grounds that any alteration to the unison increases its size, thus augmenting ...
Synthetic Mode - Symmetric Diminished and Inverse Symmetric Diminished Scales
... As such, they are both symmetric scales and are used in diminished context, albeit in a different manner ... They are also the result of superimposing two diminished seventh chords set either half a step or a whole step from each other ... The symmetric diminished scale, also known as "half-whole", goes as follows 1 ♭2 ♯2 3 ♯4 6 ... ♭7 It can be applied to a dominant chord, the root of which can be equally ...

Famous quotes containing the word diminished:

    The bird would cease and be as other birds
    But that he knows in singing not to sing.
    The question that he frames in all but words
    Is what to make of a diminished thing.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Obscurantism is the academic theorist’s revenge on society for having consigned him or her to relative obscurity—a way of proclaiming one’s superiority in the face of one’s diminished influence.
    David Lehman (b. 1948)

    As I went forth early on a still and frosty morning, the trees looked like airy creatures of darkness caught napping; on this side huddled together, with their gray hairs streaming, in a secluded valley which the sun had not penetrated; on that, hurrying off in Indian file along some watercourse, while the shrubs and grasses, like elves and fairies of the night, sought to hide their diminished heads in the snow.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)