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  1. for·te
    IPA[ˈfôrˌtā]
  2. adverb

    • 1. (especially as a direction) loudly:

      the figure in this bar should be played forte

    adjective

    • 1. played loudly:

      the pianissimo lightness in the upper strings against the forte melody is perfectly weighted

    noun

    • 1. a passage performed or marked to be performed loudly.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: forte, plural noun: fortes

    • noun

      a thing at which someone excels:

      the stronger part of a sword blade, from the hilt to the middle.

    • adverb

      (especially as a direction) loudly:
    • adjective

      played loudly:
    • noun

      a passage performed or marked to be performed loudly.
    • noun

      a thing at which someone excels:

      the part of a sword blade from the hilt to the middle.

    • adverb

      (especially as a direction) moderately loudly:
    • adjective

      moderately loud:
    • noun

      a moderately high volume of sound.
    • adverb

      (especially as a direction) loudly and then immediately softly:
    • adjective

      played loudly and then immediately softly:
    • adverb

      (especially as a direction) moderately loudly:
    • adjective

      moderately loud:
    • noun

      a moderately high volume.
    • adverb

      (especially as a direction) loudly and then immediately softly:
    • adjective

      played loudly and then immediately softly:
    • noun

      a medieval form of torture in which the body was pressed with heavy weights.
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