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Noun: forte  'for,tey or for-tee
  1. An asset of special worth or utility
    "cooking is his forte";
    - strong suit, long suit, m├ętier, specialty [N. Amer], speciality [Brit, Cdn], strong point, strength
     
  2. (music) loud
    - fortissimo
     
  3. The stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
Adjective: forte  'for,tey or for-tee
  1. Used chiefly as a direction or description in music
    "the forte passages in the composition";
    - loud
Adverb: forte  'for,tey or for-tee
  1. Used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly
    - loudly

Derived forms: fortes

See also: fortemente, fortissimo

Type of: asset, intensity, loudness, part, plus, portion, volume

Antonym: piano

Part of: blade, brand, steel, sword

Encyclopedia: Forte