Definition of descending in US English:

descending

adjective

  • 1Moving or sloping downward.

    ‘a rocky descending path’
    1. 1.1 Moving down a scale of quality.
      ‘the categories are listed in descending order of usefulness’
    2. 1.2 (of sound) becoming lower in pitch.
      ‘a passage of descending chords’

Pronunciation

descending

/dəˈsɛndɪŋ//dəˈsendiNG/