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forte

See also: forté

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French fort (strong), from Latin fortis (strong).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /fɔteɪ/ in the sense "strength, talent"
  • (US) IPA(key): /fɔɹteɪ/

NounEdit

forte (plural fortes)

  1. A strength or talent.
    He writes respectably, but poetry is not his forte.
  2. The strong part of a sword blade, close to the hilt.
Usage notesEdit

Traditionally, forte (strength, talent) was a one-syllable word, like its French etymon. Perhaps due to confusion with forte (loudly), a two-syllable pronunciation also came into common use. Both pronunciations are now standard.[1]

TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Italian forte (strong).[1]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

Forte notation.

forte (comparative fortissimo, superlative fortississimo)

  1. (music) Loud. Used as a dynamic directive in sheet music in its abbreviated form, "f.", to indicate raising the volume of the music. (Abbreviated in musical notation with an f, the Unicode character 1D191.)
    This passage is forte, then there's a diminuendo to mezzo piano.
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AdverbEdit

forte (comparative fortissimo, superlative fortississimo)

  1. (music) Loudly.
    The musicians played the passage forte.
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NounEdit

forte (plural fortes)

  1. A passage in music to be played loudly; a loud section of music.
    This forte marks the climax of the second movement.
See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 forte” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

AnagramsEdit


EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈforte/
  • Hyphenation: for‧te

AdverbEdit

forte

  1. strongly

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FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

forte

  1. feminine form of fort

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese forte, from Latin fortis (strong), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (fort).

AdjectiveEdit

forte m, f (plural fortes)

  1. strong

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fortis, fortem. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (fort).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

forte m (invariable)

  1. fort, fortress

SynonymsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

forte m, f (masculine and feminine plural forti)

  1. strong
  2. (linguistics) stressed
    vocali forti - stressed vowel

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JèrriaisEdit

AdjectiveEdit

forte f

  1. feminine form of fort

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the ablative of fōrs (chance, luck).

AdverbEdit

fōrte (not comparable)

  1. by chance, accidentally
  2. once, once upon a time
  3. perhaps, perchance,
  4. as luck would have it
  5. as it (just so) happens/happened
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Etymology 2Edit

From fōrs.

NounEdit

fōrte

  1. ablative singular of fōrs

Etymology 3Edit

From fortis.

AdjectiveEdit

forte

  1. nominative singular neuter of fortis
  2. accusative singular neuter of fortis

ReferencesEdit

  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)

Old PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fortis (strong), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (fort).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

forte m, f (plural fortes)

  1. strong; powerful (capable of producing great physical force)
  2. (of wind, water, etc.) strong; fast moving etc.
  3. (of a disease or symptom) strong; severe

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese forte, from Latin fortis (strong), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (fort).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

forte m (plural fortes)

  1. strength (pronounced quality)

AdjectiveEdit

forte m, f (plural fortes; comparable)

  1. Capable of producing great force; strong; forceful.
  2. Capable of withstanding great force; strong; durable.
  3. Highly stimulating to the senses; intense; extreme; strong.

InflectionEdit