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forté (comparative fortissimo, superlative fortississimo)

  1. Misspelling of forte.
    • 1828, The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, page 106:
      ...lamps lighted on the stage; benches betokened mobility; pedal applications were made forté to the piano; basely violated was the repository of the base viol;...
    • 1848, David Bogue & ‎George Barclay, Rural Amusements for School-boys During the Holidays:
      For variety, few equal him, and his piano and forté passages are, to an attentive ear, peculiarly striking.
    • 1993, Mary Helen Ponce, Hoyt Street: An Autobiography, page 254:
      She bravely guided us through the musical scale and urged us to memorize signature notes and musical terms: staccato, legato, forté, pianissimo.
    • 2012, Michael Y. Bennett, Words, Space, and the Audience, →ISBN, page 44:
      And when marked forté, the notes in a particular passage should all be relatively played at the same loudness. [] Algernon's take on playing "forte" is to play, rather, with "sentiment."
    • 2015, Johanna Petsche, Gurdjieff and Music, →ISBN:
      Gurdjieff's main harmonium was a Kasriel model Hero-flutes No. 56 with a range of three and one-quarter octaves and had four stops: trémolo, voix céleste, forté, and flute.


forté (plural fortés)

  1. Alternative spelling of forte
    • 2011, The Rough Guide to France, page 986:
      Gastronomic renditions of Corsican standards are its forté: the octopus in olive oil and lemon confit is hard to top, and there are plenty of wonderful vegetarian options.
    • 2012, Tony Ray Harvey, The Homicidal Handyman of Oak Park: Morris Solomon Jr.[1], page 222:
      Home invasion robberies, credit card and check fraud, and computer chip thefts are known to be Asians [sic] gangs' forté, the guide stated.
    • 2012, Cristina Alger, The Darlings, [2]:
      But keeping their clients out of court—and out of the limelight—was the firm's forté.