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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. (music) a gradual increase in loudness;

VERB (1)

1. grow louder;
- Example: "The music crescendoes here"


1. gradually increasing in volume;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crescendo \Cres*cen"do\ (kr?s-s?n"d?; It. kr?-sh?n"d?), a. & adv. [It., from crescere to increase. See Crescent.] (Mus.) 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crescendo \Cres*cen"do\, n. (Mus.) (a) A gradual increase in the strength and fullness of tone with which a passage is performed. (b) A passage to be performed with constantly increasing volume of tone. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

crescendo adj 1: gradually increasing in volume n 1: (music) a gradual increase in loudness v 1: grow louder; "The music crescendoes here" [ant: decrescendo]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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