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crescendo (s); crescendos, crescendoes (pl) (noun forms)
1. In music, a gradual increase or to grow in loudness: "The audience could hear a gradual increase in the crescendo of the sympathy."
2. An increase in volume or intensity similar to a crescendo in music: "The excitement of the audience reached its crescendo when the singer came on the stage."
3. A musical instruction to gradually increase the volume: "The musicians were following the directions of the conductor to begin the crescendo of the musical performance."
4. At a peak or apex of intensity: "Complaints about the unemployment and other economic conditions have reached such a crescendo that it will be very difficult for the current political party to be re-elected."
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