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Adjective: forte  'for,tey or for-tee
  1. (used chiefly as a direction or description in music) indicating that said piece or segment should be played loudly
    "the forte passages in the composition";
    - loud
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. A musical composition or musical passage to be performed loudly
     
  3. The stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
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, musical passage, part, passage, plus, portion

Antonym: piano, softly

Part of: blade, brand, steel, sword

Encyclopedia: Forte, Jonathan