User:Dmh/forte

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English[edit]

Etymologies[edit]

  1. From French fort, strong, from Latin fortis, strong.
  2. From Italian forte, strong, also from Latin fortis, strong.

Pronunciations[edit]

  1. IPA: (UK)/fɔt/ (US)/fɔɻt/
  2. IPA: (UK)/fɔtˈeɪ/ (US)/fɔɻtˈeɪ/
  3. IPA: (UK)/ˈfɔteɪ/ (US)/ˈfɔɻteɪ/

Noun[edit]

forte (plural, fortes)

  1. (etymology 1, pronunciation 1 or 2) A strength or talent
    He writes respectably, but poetry is not his forte.
  2. (etymology 1, pronunciation 1) The strong part of a sword blade, close to the hilt.
  3. (etymology 2, pronunciation 3) A passage in music to be played loudly; a loud section of music.
    This forte marks the climax of the second movement.


Adjective[edit]

  1. (music, etymology 2, pronuncation 3) Loud (abbreviated in musical notation with an f, unicode character 1D141)
    This passage is forte, then there's a diminuendo to mezzo piano.

Adverb[edit]

  1. (music, etymology 2, pronuncation 3) Loudly
    The musicians played the passage forte.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

forte f

  1. female form of fort, powerful, strong

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

  1. strong.