[fawrt, fohrt or for 1, fawr-tey] /fɔrt, foʊrt or for 1, ˈfɔr teɪ/
a person’s strong suit, or most highly developed characteristic, talent, or skill; something that one excels in:
I don’t know what her forte is, but it’s not music.
Synonyms: talent, skill, excellence, strength, strong point, specialty, proficiency; knack, bent.
the stronger part of a sword blade, between the middle and the hilt (opposed to ).
[fawr-tey; Italian fawr-te] /ˈfɔr teɪ; Italian ˈfɔr tɛ/ Music.
(a direction in a musical score or part) loud; with force (opposed to ).
(a direction in a musical score or part) loudly.
a passage that is loud and played with force or is marked to be so.
something at which a person excels; strong point: cooking is my forte
(fencing) the stronger section of a sword blade, between the hilt and the middle Compare foible
loud or loudly f
a loud passage in music
1640s, from French fort “strong point (of a sword blade),” also “fort,” from Middle French fort (see fort). Meaning “strong point of a person” is from 1680s. Final -e- added 18c. in imitation of Italian forte “strong.”
music instruction, “loud, loudly,” from Italian forte, literally “strong,” from Latin fortis “strong” (see fort).
A musical direction meaning “to be performed loudly”; the opposite of piano.
Note: The common keyboard instrument the pianoforte (“piano” for short) got its name because it could play both soft and loud notes.
adjective pertaining to extraordinary and strange phenomenon and happenings
- Forte pedal
noun See damper pedal
[fawr-tuh-pyah-noh] /ˌfɔr təˈpyɑ noʊ/ noun 1. a piano of the late 18th and early 19th centuries with greater clarity but less volume, resonance, and dynamic range than a modern grand, revived in the late 20th century for the performance of the music of its period. [fawr-tey-pee-ah-noh; Italian fawr-te-pyah-naw] /ˌfɔr teɪ piˈɑ noʊ; Italian ˌfɔr tɛˈpyɑ […]
[fawr-tey-pee-ah-noh; Italian fawr-te-pyah-naw] /ˌfɔr teɪ piˈɑ noʊ; Italian ˌfɔr tɛˈpyɑ nɔ/ adjective, adverb, Music. 1. loud and immediately soft. /ˌfɔːtɪˈpjɑːnəʊ/ adjective, adverb 1. loud and then immediately soft fp noun 2. a note played in this way