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crescendo
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
a gradual increase in intensity; or the time of maximum intensity — especially in the loudness of music
  • The caterwauling horns had reached a crescendo and I turned away and cut across the lawn toward home.
    p. 55.5
crescendo = maximum intensity

(editor's note: Caterwauling describes the horns as making a shrill unpleasant noise.)
There are no more uses of "crescendo" in The Great Gatsby.

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