n.cres·cen·do or cres·cen·di (-d)
1. Abbr. cr. Music
a. A gradual increase, especially in the volume or intensity of sound in a passage.
b. A passage played with a gradual increase in volume or intensity.
a. A steady increase in intensity or force: ”insisted [that] all paragraphs … should be structured as a crescendo rising to a climactic last sentence” (Henry A. Kissinger).
Gradually increasing in volume, force, or intensity.
With a crescendo.
intr.v. cres·cen·doed, cres·cen·do·ing, cres·cen·does
To build up to or reach a point of great intensity, force, or volume: ”The designer-name craze crescendoed in the mid-seventies” (Bernice Kanner).