With a constantly increasing volume of voice; with gradually increasing strength and fullness of tone; -- a direction for the performance of music, indicated by the mark, or by writing the word on the score.
A gradual increase in the strength and fullness of tone with which a passage is performed.
A passage to be performed with constantly increasing volume of tone.
Italian for 'growing' it denotes an increase in loudness. By far the best examples are by Rossini who used it frequently and was nicknamed Signor Crescendo.