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noun as in increase to climax

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The heat will begin to manifest itself in abnormally high temperatures Saturday before becoming entrenched Sunday and reaching a crescendo Monday.

Music swells, crescendos, and then it ends — opening the door for something new.

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Mobile-first has been a priority of Google’s for years as the beat of the user experience drum has grown to a crescendo.

That’s what the researchers were really trying to get at by now, as the study reached its crescendo.

The sermon reaches a singsong crescendo with Huling in an Ozzy Osbourne rock-star crouch screaming into the microphone.

When things reached the ludicrous crescendo of the finale—when neither story made sense—my heart sank.

“It is only loyal to the Iranian leadership,” he concludes with a crescendo.

Global attention and anger about the kidnapping, after a slow start, is now reaching a thunderous crescendo.

The chants grew louder before reaching an eardrum-piercing crescendo when the 2013 Arab Idol glided on stage.

The nearly half-decade movement to repeal and replace the medical device tax reached a crescendo on Tuesday.

The words dropped from her lips in a sibilous 184 crescendo as her blood drove her to a display of emotion.

Now it was plain enough, and began swelling from a purring rattle to the crescendo of an approaching wind storm.

As the drum began to beat the tattoo and the bugle to rise on a crescendo of lovely notes, soldiers swarmed toward the barracks.

The usual cry is a crescendo ku-il, ku-il, ku-il, which to Indian ears is very sweet-sounding.

And it is a mutual crescendo between the 'perfidious Seckendorf' and them; without work done.


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On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crescendo, such as: escalation, upsurge, apex, ascension, building, and climb.

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