The nearly half-decade movement to repeal and replace the medical device tax reached a crescendo on Tuesday.
The sob stories are told without a full-blown, Titanic “My Heart Will Go On” crescendo.
Speculation about the mammoth merger has been bubbling in Hollywood for months but reached a crescendo last week.
A musical direction used to indicate increasing loudness.
Note: The term is sometimes used figuratively to indicate rising intensity in general: “As the days went on, there was a crescendo of angry letters about my speech.” Crescendo is also sometimes misused to indicate a peak of intensity, as in, “The angry letters about my speech hit a crescendo on Wednesday.”