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  • noun
    A full or gently rounded shape or form. (the soft swell of her breast)
    A gradual increase in sound, amount, or intensity. (there was a swell of support in favor of him)
    A slow, regular movement of the sea in rolling waves that do not break. (there was a heavy swell)
    A mechanism for producing a crescendo or diminuendo in an organ or harmonium. (Most effective is the contrast created when Slean's piano-tinkling waltz-time verses bloom into symphonic swells of strings and timpani on the pop-smart choruses.)
    A person of wealth or high social position, typically one perceived as fashionable or stylish.
    Excellent; very good.


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