crescendo has definitions from the field of music
[ noun ] (music) a gradual increase in loudness

Used in print

(Howard Fast, April Morning....)

I had squeezed the trigger of my own gun , and to my amazement , it had fired and kicked_back into my shoulder with the force of an angry mule ; and then I was adding my own voice to the crescendo of sound , hurling more vile language than I ever thought I knew , sobbing and shouting , and aware that if I had passed_water before , it was not enough , for my pants were soaking wet .

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volume swell music

[ adjective ] gradually increasing in volume

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[ verb ] (music) grow louder, of sound


"The music crescendoes here"

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decrescendo increase