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CRESCENDO (crescendi)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crescendo mean? 

CRESCENDO (noun)
  The noun CRESCENDO has 1 sense:

1. (music) a gradual increase in loudness

  Familiarity information: CRESCENDO used as a noun is very rare.


CRESCENDO (adjective)
  The adjective CRESCENDO has 1 sense:

1. gradually increasing in volume

  Familiarity information: CRESCENDO used as an adjective is very rare.


CRESCENDO (verb)
  The verb CRESCENDO has 1 sense:

1. grow louder

  Familiarity information: CRESCENDO used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRESCENDO (noun)


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Meaning:

(music) a gradual increase in loudness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("crescendo" is a kind of...):

intensity; loudness; volume (the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction))

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crescendo"):

swell (a crescendo followed by a decrescendo)


CRESCENDO (adjective)


Sense 1crescendo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gradually increasing in volume

Similar:

increasing (music)


CRESCENDO (verb)


Sense 1crescendo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grow louder

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The music crescendoes here

Hypernyms (to "crescendo" is one way to...):

increase (become bigger or greater in amount)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Antonym:

decrescendo (grow quieter)


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