crescendo Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"crescendo" in British English

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crescendonoun [C usually singular]

uk   /krɪˈʃen.dəʊ/  us   /-doʊ/ (plural crescendos)
a ​gradualincrease in ​loudness, or the ​moment when a ​noise or ​piece of ​music is at ​itsloudest: The ​music reached a crescendo. an ​increase in ​excitement, ​danger, or ​action: There has been a rising crescendo ofviolence in the ​region.
(Definition of crescendo from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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crescendonoun [C usually sing]

 us   /krəˈʃen·doʊ/ (plural crescendos)
a ​gradualincrease in ​loudness, or the ​moment when a ​noise or ​piece of ​music is at ​itsloudest
(Definition of crescendo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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