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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Gradually becoming louder or stronger.

Usage examples (36)
  • That musical composition had one loud crescendo after another.
  • But credit continued to tighten, reaching a short-term crescendo with the near-death of Bear Stearns.
  • In music, a crescendo is a gradual volume increase, and a decrescendo is a gradual volume decrease.
  • My way of showing Amsterdam was to work slowly up to a grand crescendo effect; and the crescendo was the Ryks Museum. for more
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