Fortissimo meaning

fôr-tĭsə-mō
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In a very loud manner. Used chiefly as a direction.
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Very loud(ly)
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(music) The musical term indicating that the piece is played very loud.
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A note, chord, or passage played fortissimo.
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A fortissimo passage.
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(music) The dynamic sign indicating that the piece should be played fortissimo. Abbreviation: ff.
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Origin of fortissimo

  • Italian superlative of forte strong forte2

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

  • Borrowing from Italian fortissimo.

    From Wiktionary