(Crep`i*ta"tion) n. [Cf. F. crépitation.]

1. The act of crepitating or crackling.

2. (Med.) (a) A grating or crackling sensation or sound, as that produced by rubbing two fragments of a broken bone together, or by pressing upon cellular tissue containing air. (b) A crepitant râle.

(||Crep"i*tus) n. [L., fr. crepare to crack.] (Med.) (a) The noise produced by a sudden discharge of wind from the bowels. (b) Same as Crepitation, 2.

(||Cre"pon) n. [F.] A thin stuff made of the finest wool or silk, or of wool and silk.

(Crept) imp. & p. p. of Creep.

(Cre*pus"cle) Crepuscule
(Cre*pus"cule) n. [L. crepusculum, fr. creper dusky, dark: cf. F. crépuscule.] Twilight. Bailey.

(Cre*pus"cu*lar Cre*pus"cu*lous) a. [Cf. F. crépusculaire.]

1. Pertaining to twilight; glimmering; hence, imperfectly clear or luminous.

This semihistorical and crepuscular period.
Sir G. C. Lewis.

2. (Zoöl.) Flying in the twilight or evening, or before sunrise; — said certain birds and insects.

Others feed only in the twilight, as bats and owls, and are called crepuscular.

(Cre*pus"cu*line) a. Crepuscular. [Obs.] Sprat.

(Cres"cence) n. [See Crescent.] Increase; enlargement. [Obs.]

And toward the moon's attractive crescence bend.
H. Brooke.

(Cres*cen"do) a. & adv. [It., from crescere to increase. See Crescent.] (Mus.) 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.

(Cres*cen"do), n. (Mus.) (a) A gradual increase in the strength and fullness of tone with which a passage is performed. (b) A passage to be performed with constantly increasing volume of tone.

(Cres"cent) n. [OE. cressent, cressaunt, crescent OF. creissant increasing, F. croissant, p. pr. of croître, OF. creistre, fr. L. crescere to increase, v. incho.; akin to creare to create. See Create, and cf. Accrue, Increase, Crescendo.]

1. The increasing moon; the moon in her first quarter, or when defined by a concave and a convex edge; also, applied improperly to the old or decreasing moon in a like state.

2. Anything having the shape of a crescent or new moon.

3. A representation of the increasing moon, often used as an emblem or badge; as: (a) A symbol of Artemis, or Diana. (b) The ancient symbol of Byzantium or Constantinople. Hence: (c) The emblem of the Turkish Empire, adopted after the taking of Constantinople.

The cross of our faith is replanted,
The pale, dying crescent is daunted.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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