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Noun: crescendo (crescendi,crescendos)  kri'shen-dow
  1. (music) a gradual increase in loudness
Adjective: crescendo  kri'shen-dow
  1. Gradually increasing in volume
Verb: crescendo  kri'shen-dow
  1. Grow louder
    "The music crescendoes here"

Derived forms: crescendi, crescendoed, crescendoes, crescendoing, crescendos

See also: increasing

Type of: increase, intensity, loudness, volume

Antonym: decrescendo

Encyclopedia: Crescendo