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Crescendo GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Crescendo GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/krɪˈʃen.dəʊ/ (noun)

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(of music) an increase in loudness or volume, gradual increase in force or volume, intensification, climax, peak, increase, upsurge, acme, swelling, capstone, buildup, culmination, loudening, meridian


Music rarely remains at one consistent volume throughout an entire piece of music. A symphonic piece may be loud at the beginning of the first movement before decreasing in volume. A rock song may start off with a mellow introduction before a steady increase in loudness. In music, a composition crescendoes when it gets louder over time.



decrease, reduction, lessening, decline

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