Crescendo

Definition of Crescendo

Cres`cen´do   Pronunciation: kr?s-s?n´d?; It. kr?-sh?n´d?
a. & adv.1.(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.
n.1.(Mus.) A gradual increase in the strength and fullness of tone with which a passage is performed.

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