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crescendo

noun [C usually singular] uk   /krɪˈʃen.dəʊ/ us    /-doʊ/ (plural crescendos)
a gradual increase in loudness, or the moment when a noise or piece of music is at its loudest: The music reached a crescendo.Technical music terms an increase in excitement, danger, or action: There has been a rising crescendo of violence in the region.Increasing and intensifying
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