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crescendo


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crescendo  \Cres*cen"do\  (kr?s-s?n"d?;  It  kr?-sh?n"d?),  a.  & 
  adv  [It.,  from  crescere  to  increase.  See  {Crescent}.]  (Mus.) 
  With  a  constantly  increasing  volume  of  voice;  with  gradually 
  increasing  strength  and  fullness  of  tone;  --  a  direction  for 
  the  performance  of  music,  indicated  by  the  mark,  or  by 
  writing  the  word  on  the  score. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crescendo  \Cres*cen"do\,  n.  (Mus.) 
  a  A  gradual  increase  in  the  strength  and  fullness  of  tone 
  with  which  a  passage  is  performed. 
  b  A  passage  to  be  performed  with  constantly  increasing 
  volume  of  tone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crescendo 
  adj  :  gradually  increasing  in  volume 
  n  :  (music)  a  gradual  increase  in  loudness 
  v  :  grow  louder,  of  sound;  "The  music  crescendoes  here"  [ant:  {decrescendo}] 




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