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[fawr-tis-uh-moh; Italian fawr-tees-see-maw] /fɔrˈtɪs əˌmoʊ; Italian fɔrˈtis siˌmɔ/ Music.

(a direction) very loud.
(a direction) very loudly.
adjective, adverb
very loud ff
a very loud passage in music

1724, from Italian fortissimo, superlative of forte “loud, strong,” from Latin fortis “strong” (see fort).
fortissimo [(fawr-tis-uh-moh)]

A musical direction meaning “to be performed very loudly”; the opposite of pianissimo.


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