Crescendo

What is Crescendo ?

Crescendo is (noun) 1. an increase in sound, especially in music to rise to or reach a crescendo to become much louder The music suddenly rose to a crescendo. 2. a rising to reach a high point A crescendo of complaints came into the office. Protests from the public reached a crescendo with a march on Downing Street.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level