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forte


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forte  \Forte\  (f[=o]rt),  n.  [IT.  forte:  cf  F.  fort.  See 
  {Fort}.] 
  1.  The  strong  point;  that  in  which  one  excels. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forte  \For"te\  (f[^o]r"t[asl]  or  f[=o]r"t[asl]),  adv  [It. 
  forte,  a.  &  adv.,  fr  L.  fortis  strong.]  (Mus.) 
  Loudly;  strongly;  powerfully. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forte 
  adj  :  used  chiefly  as  a  direction  or  description  in  music;  "the 
  forte  passages  in  the  composition"  [syn:  {loud}]  [ant: 
  {piano}] 
  n  1:  an  asset  of  special  worth  or  utility;  "cooking  is  his  forte" 
  [syn:  {long  suit},  {metier},  {specialty},  {speciality}, 
  {strong  point},  {strength}]  [ant:  {weak  point}] 
  2:  (music)  with  great  loudness  [syn:  {fortissimo}] 
  3:  the  stronger  half  of  a  sword  blade  between  the  hilt  and  the 
  foible 
  adv  :  used  as  a  direction  in  music;  to  be  played  relatively  loudly 
  [syn:  {loudly}]  [ant:  {piano}] 




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