fortissimo

See also: fortíssimo

EnglishEdit

 
fortissimo in music notation

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian fortissimo.

AdverbEdit

fortissimo (not comparable)

  1. (music) Indicating that the piece is played very loud.
    • 2017 September 7, Ferdinand Mount, “Umbrageousness”, in London Review of Books[1]:
      He claims he was doing no more than repeating the standard nationalist account. So he was, but he was also repeating that passionate liberal critique which had resounded, often fortissimo, in British debate when Indian nationalism was still a half-formed dream.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

fortissimo (plural fortissimos or fortissimi)

  1. (music) The dynamic sign indicating that the piece should be played fortissimo. Abbreviation: ff.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

fortissimo

  1. (music) fortissimo

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

forte +‎ -issimo

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fortissimo m (feminine singular fortissima, masculine plural fortissimi, feminine plural fortissime)

  1. superlative degree of forte
  2. (music) Very loud
  3. Very strong, bright, tough or severe

Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

fortissimo

  1. superlative degree of forte

AntonymsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • fortissimo in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fortissimō

  1. dative masculine singular of fortissimus
  2. dative neuter singular of fortissimus
  3. ablative masculine singular of fortissimus
  4. ablative neuter singular of fortissimus

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ff (abbreviation)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian fortissimo (strongest, very strong).

AdverbEdit

fortissimo

  1. (music) fortissimo

NounEdit

fortissimo m (definite singular fortissimoen, indefinite plural fortissimoer, definite plural fortissimoene)

  1. (music) a fortissimo

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ff (abbreviation)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed rom Italian fortissimo (strongest, very strong).

AdverbEdit

fortissimo

  1. (music) fortissimo

NounEdit

fortissimo m (definite singular fortissimoen, indefinite plural fortissimoar, definite plural fortissimoane)

  1. (music) a fortissimo

ReferencesEdit