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Crescendo – Gradually getting louder

(Pronounced kri-shen-doh)

When the creche ends (crescendo) the noise gets gradually louder as children see their parents.

When the creche ends (crescendo) the noise gets gradually louder as children see their parents.

 

Examples of crescendo in a sentence

The third movement builds up to a crescendo, becoming so loud it's almost deafening.

The whole song is really a crescendo, starting off slowly and quietly, but building inexorably towards ear-splitting delirium.

Too many crescendos can ruin a piece - the repeated increase and decrease in volume can become tedious.

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