Focus on the pronunciation of decline
› a reduction in the value or amount of something, for example a currency or sales: If sustained, the yen's 12.5% decline against the dollar this month may damp inflation across the region. A quarter of manufacturers reported a decline in production. The housing industry experienced a decline in sales. a rapid/sharp/steep/marked decline a slight/slow/gradual decline
› a situation in which a company, country, or financial market gradually becomes less valuable, makes less profit, or produces less: Further economic decline might provoke spontaneous popular protest. Little was being done to reverse the decline in the town's tourist economy. The industry has been in decline for decades.