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Meaning of FORTE

Pronunciation:  'fortey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
  2. [n]  (music) with great loudness
  3. [n]  an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
  4. [adv]  used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly
  5. [adj]  used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the forte passages in the composition"

FORTE is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fortemente, fortissimo, fortissimo, long suit, loud, loudly, metier, speciality, specialty, strength, strong point, strong suit
 Antonyms: piano, piano, soft, softly, weak point
 See Also: asset, blade, brand, green fingers, green thumb, intensity, loudness, part, plus, portion, steel, sword, volume



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Forte\ (f[=o]rt), n. [IT. forte: cf. F. fort. See
    1. The strong point; that in which one excels.
       The construction of a fable seems by no means the forte of
       our modern poetical writers.                --Jeffrey.
    2. The stronger part of the blade of a sword; the part of
       half nearest the hilt; -- opposed to foible.
  2. \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.
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