Definitions:Reduced in size, said of an interval contracted within its natural space or compass by the application of a sharp or natural to the lower tone, or of a flat or natural to the upper tone.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Usage examples:It appeared to me that their numbers were diminished
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