Crescendo is defined as the regular increase in sound intensity or volume in a passage. It is also described as the gradual rise in the force or intensity of something. It is the building up to a certain point of great force or intensity.
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[kri-shen-doh, -sen-doh; Italian kre-shen-daw]
NOUN [PLURAL CRE·SCEN·DOS, CRE·SCEN·DI]
a steady increase in force or intensity: The rain fell in a crescendo on the rooftops.
the climactic point or moment in such an increase; peak: The authorities finally took action when public outrage reached a crescendo.