Definition of crescendo noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    crescendo

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//krəˈʃɛndoʊ//
     
    (pl. crescendos)[countable, uncountable]
     
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  1. 1(music) a gradual increase in how loudly a piece of music is played or sung opposite diminuendo
  2. 2a gradual increase in noise; the loudest point of a period of continuous noise synonym swell Voices rose in a crescendo and drowned him out. There was a tremendous crescendo of noise. The shrieks of laughter rose to a crescendo. (figurative) The advertising campaign reached a crescendo just before Christmas.
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