Definitions for crescendokrɪˈʃɛn doʊ, -ˈsɛn doʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cre•scen•do*krɪˈʃɛn doʊ, -ˈsɛn doʊ(n.)(pl.)-dos, -di
(n.)a gradual increase in loudness. a musical passage characterized by such an increase.
Category: Music and Dance
a steady increase in force or intensity.
the climactic point in such an increase; peak.
(adv.)gradually increasing in force, volume, or loudness
Ref: (opposed to decrescendo or diminuendo ).
(v.i.)to grow in force or loudness.
Origin of crescendo:
1770–80; < It: lit., growing < L crēscendum, ger. of crēscere to grow
(music) a gradual increase in loudness
gradually increasing in volume
"The music crescendoes here"
An instruction to play gradually more loudly, denoted by a long, narrow angle with its apex on the left ( < ).
A gradual increase of anything, especially to a dramatic climax.
Their fighting rose in a fearsome crescendo.
The climax of a gradual increase.
Their arguing rose to a fearsome crescendo.
To increase in intensity, to reach or head for a crescendo.
The band crescendoed and then suddenly went silent.
Origin: gerund of crescere
with a constantly increasing volume of voice; with gradually increasing strength and fullness of tone; -- a direction for the performance of music, indicated by the mark, or by writing the word on the score
a gradual increase in the strength and fullness of tone with which a passage is performed
a passage to be performed with constantly increasing volume of tone
Translations for crescendo
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(especially in music) a gradual and continuous increase in loudness.
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- crescendoPortuguese (BR)
- das CrescendoGerman
- κρεσέντο (μουσ.)Greek
- crescendo, paisuvaltEstonian
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- ऊंचा होते जाना, प्रगति करते रहनाHindi
- lambat laun makin kerasIndonesian
- (음악) 크레셴도Korean
- crescendo, stadig stigende lydnivåNorwegian
- افزایش تدریجی بلندی آوا؛ اوج رویPersian
- په تدریجی ډول زیاتوالیPashto
- ความดังที่ค่อย ๆ เพิ่มระดับขึ้นThai
- kreşendo, (müzikte) sesin yükselişiTurkish
- (音樂)漸強Chinese (Trad.)
- چڑھتے سُرUrdu
- sự mạnh dầnVietnamese
- （音乐）渐强Chinese (Simp.)
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