Definitions of decreasing

  1. becoming less or smaller
  2. Music.

Usage examples for decreasing

  1. This remark was made by Norman, who knew that, as they proceeded northward, the trees would be found decreasing in size until they would appear like garden shrubbery. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  2. Both the freemen and the slaves by 1086 were rapidly decreasing in number. – A Short History of English Agriculture by W. H. R. Curtler
  3. This practice of plucking live geese is decreasing and is much less common than formerly. – Ducks and Geese by Harry M. Lamon Rob R. Slocum
  4. The distance lessened perceptibly, but he contemplated the decreasing interval without joy, for all that she was of an appreciable weight. – The Brass Bowl by Louis Joseph Vance
  5. It was a scene to set the blood racing through the veins, viewed in any light; and not until the yells of the men had grown indistinct, and all that could be heard was the ever- decreasing sound of rushing hoofs, did the outlaw turn back into the saloon over which there hung a silence which, by contrast, he found strangely depressing. – The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco