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.
“It is only loyal to the Iranian leadership,” he concludes with a crescendo.
This is the cry in Tea Party circles, and it is only going to crescendo as the debt deadline gets closer.
Then when a crescendo came, he raised himself again by degrees, and upon the commencement of the forte, sprang bolt upright.
The crescendo of motors as he ran, sobbing now in fear, for the cover of the jungle.
The crescendo grew, matching the surge of blood in Jacques' temples.
Then his ears caught a crescendo of the whispering that he had heard before.
A succession of crescendo taps at her door was at length rewarded by a drowsy-eyed apparition in bath-robe and worsted slippers.
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.”