User:Dmh/forte2

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(Unless noted) from Italian forte, strong, from Latin fortis, strong.

Pronunciation[edit]

(Unless noted) IPA: (UK)/ˈfɔteɪ/ (US)/ˈfɔɻteɪ/


Noun[edit]

forte (plural, fortes)

  1. (music) A passage to be played loudly; a loud section.
    This forte marks the climax of the second movement.

Noun[edit]

forte (plural, fortes)
Etymology: from French fort, strong, from Latin fortis, strong.
Pronunciation: IPA: (UK) /fɔt/ or /fɔtˈeɪ/; (US) /fɔɻt/ or /fɔɻtˈeɪ/

  1. A strength or talent
    He writes respectably, but poetry is not his forte.

Noun[edit]

forte (plural, fortes)
Etymology: from French fort, strong, from Latin fortis, strong.
Pronunciation: IPA: (UK) /fɔt/; (US) /fɔɻt/

  1. The strong part of a sword blade, close to the hilt.

Adjective[edit]

  1. (music) 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) 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.