Definition of crescendo:
summit, top, leap, apogee, upswing, high tide, noontime, chord, rise, arpeggio, acme, milestone, lilt, the point of no return, mode, harmony, head, discord, climax, high noon, crown, watershed, culmination, turning point, tip-top, sum, high-water mark, upsurge, jump, breaking point, drumming, surge, meridian, counterpoint, flourish, crossroads, apex, noon, highlight, the moment of truth, excerpt, capstone, increasing, spurt, pinnacle, music, descant, breakbeat, drumroll, dissonance, peak, ne plus ultra, accompaniment, explosion, cadence, crest, zenith, coda.
- expansion (part of speech: noun)
- "The Fighting Chance", Robert W. Chambers.
- "Chopin: The Man and His Music", James Huneker.
- "Masters of the Wheat-Lands", Harold Bindloss.