(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
Origin: [It., from crescere to increase. See Crescent.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
The numerical value of crescendo in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of crescendo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- huippu, crescendo, kasvuFinnish
- 最高潮, 高まり, クレッシェンドJapanese
- crēscēns, crescendoLatin
- крещендо, крешендоRussian
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