Entertainment / Literature / Crescendo: Another term for rhetorical climax. See climax, rhetorical, above.
Entertainment / Music / Decrescendo: The dynamic effect of gradually growing softer, indicated in the musical score by the marking '>'. Also referred to as diminuendo. MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Rhetorical Climax: Also known as auxesis and crescendo, this refers to an artistic arrangement of a list of items so that they appear in a sequence of increasing importance. See rhetorical schemes for more information. MORE