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  1. crescendo

    • IPA[krɪˈʃɛndəʊ]

    英式

    • n.
      the loudest point reached in a gradually increasing sound;a gradually increasing sound
    • adv.
      with a gradual increase in loudness
    • adj.
      gradually increasing in loudness
    • v.
      increase in loudness or intensity
    • noun: crescendo, plural noun: crescendos

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the loudest point reached in a gradually increasing sound the port engine's sound rose to a crescendo the roar of the crowd reaches a crescendo
    • a gradually increasing sound a crescendo of shrieks built until the entire auditorium was filled he faced a crescendo of boos every time he touched the ball
    • 2. the highest point reached in a progressive increase of intensity the hysteria reached a crescendo around the spring festival
    • a progressive increase in intensity there were six months of gradual crescendo then three weeks of total mayhem a crescendo of misery
    • 3. a gradual increase in loudness in a piece of music each time the key changes, there is a gradual crescendo
    • a passage of music marked or performed with a crescendo.

    副詞

    • 1. with a gradual increase in loudness in the upper three parts there are groups of longer notes played crescendo

    形容詞

    • 1. gradually increasing in loudness a short crescendo kettledrum roll

    動詞

    • 1. increase in loudness or intensity the reluctant cheers began to crescendo
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    • IPA[krəˈSHendō]

    美式

    • n.
      the loudest point reached in a gradually increasing sound: the port engine's sound rose to a crescendo the roar of the crowd reaches a crescendo
    • adv.
      with a gradual increase in loudness: in the upper three parts there are groups of longer notes played crescendo
    • adj.
      gradually increasing in loudness: a short crescendo kettledrum roll
    • v.
      increase in loudness or intensity: the reluctant cheers began to crescendo

    Oxford American Dictionary