how to pronounce crescendo


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crescendo is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of crescendo in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

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meanings of crescendo


  1. An instruction to play gradually more loudly, denoted by a long, narrow angle with its apex on the left ( < ), by musicians called a hairpin.
  2. A gradual increase of anything, especially to a dramatic climax.
  3. The climax of a gradual increase.


  1. To increase in intensity; to reach or head for a crescendo.


  1. Gradually increasing in force or loudness.

crescendo frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word crescendo occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics crescendo can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that crescendo can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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