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crescendo

cre·scen·do

crescendo

 
pronunciation:
kr shen do
parts of speech:
noun, adjective & adverb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
inflections: crescendi, crescendos
definition 1: a gradual increase in loudness, force, or intensity, esp. of a musical passage, or the peak of such an increase. (Cf. decrescendo.)
definition 2: a musical passage marked or played in this manner.
definition 3: the performance of a crescendo.
 
part of speech: adjective & adverb
definition: gradually growing in loudness, force, or intensity (usu. used as a musical direction). (Cf. decrescendo.)
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: crescendoed, crescendoing, crescendos
definition: to increase in loudness, force, or intensity.