Forte meaning

fôrtā, fôrt
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The definition of forte is an area of expertise or the thing which a person does very well.

An example of forte is skiing for an Olympic skier.

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Loud(ly)
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A thing that a person does particularly well; special accomplishment or strong point.
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A forte passage.
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An application development system for enterprise client/server environments from Sun. It was folded into the Sun Studio compiler and tool suite, which is based on the open source Netbeans IDE.Introduced in 1994, Forte was created as a repository-driven system that supports Windows, Mac and Motif clients and all the major Unix servers as well as VMS. It supports Oracle, Sybase and Rdb databases and provides partitioning for creating three-tier applications. Testing and debugging is done in an interpreted mode while production programs are compiled into C++ code. Forte was developed by Forte Software, which was acquired by Sun in 1999. See NetBeans.
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He writes respectably, but poetry is not his forte.

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(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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A passage in music to be played loudly; a loud section of music.

This forte marks the climax of the second movement.

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Something in which a person excels.
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The strong part of a sword blade, between the middle and the hilt.
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In a loud, forceful manner. Used chiefly as a direction.
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A note, passage, or chord played forte.
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The strongest part of the blade of a sword, between the middle and the hilt.
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The strong part of a sword blade, close to the hilt.
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(music) Loudly.

The musicians played the passage forte.

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Origin of forte

  • Italian strong, forte from Latin fortis bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French fort from Old French strong from Latin fortis fort

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French fort (“strong”), from Latin fortis (“strong”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Italian forte (“strong”).

    From Wiktionary