What does the musical term "crescendo" refer to?

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MUSIC QUESTION #3627

What does the musical term "crescendo" refer to?

An increase in volume

Explanation

Crescendo is, like most of the terms in classical music, Italian. It means "increasing in volume", while the opposite effect is called decrescendo or diminuendo. Crescendo can be abbreviated cresc. or indicated with a special wedge-shaped notation.

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