crescendo adj : gradually increasing in volume n : (music) a gradual increase in loudness v : grow louder; "The music crescendoes here" [ant: decrescendo] [also: crescendi (pl)]
- Hyphenation: cres·cen·do
- An instruction to play gradually more loudly, denoted by a long, narrow angle with its apex on the left. Abbreviation: cresc. Symbol <
- A gradual increase
of anything, especially to a dramatic climax.
- Their fighting rose in a fearsome crescendo.
- In the context of "figuratively|nonstandard": The climax of a
- Their arguing rose to a fearsome crescendo.
- The musical sense indicates that the figurative sense is an increase rather than the climax of the increase. The use of this word to mean the climax of an increase is nonstandard but commonplace.
Crescendo, in musical notation, refers to a passage of music during which the volume gradually increases.
It also may mean:
- A Liverpool based electronic pop band
- Crescendo International, a network of Christian classical music professionals and students
- Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue, one of Duke Ellington's longer-form compositions
- Insanity's Crescendo, a song by Dark Tranquillity
- The Crescendos, an early rock and roll group
- A lyric in "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson, King of pop
- Crescendo was a computer networking company that was acquired by Cisco in the 1990s.
- Crescendo Networks is a company which develops and sells application acceleration devices for data centers
- Crescendo (visual novel), a bishoujo game by the studio Digital Objet.
- Crescendo Systems Corporation is a Canadian company that develops and sells digital dictation, speech recognition and document management software for the healthcare and legal sectors.
crescendo in German: Crescendo
crescendo in Spanish: Crescendo (desambiguación)
crescendo in French: Crescendo
crescendo in Japanese: クレッシェンド
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