Definition of Forte

1. Noun. An asset of special worth or utility. "Cooking is his forte"

Exact synonyms: Long Suit, Metier, Speciality, Specialty, Strength, Strong Point, Strong Suit
Generic synonyms: Asset, Plus
Specialized synonyms: Green Fingers, Green Thumb
Derivative terms: Special, Special
Antonyms: Weak Point



2. Adjective. Used chiefly as a direction or description in music. "The forte passages in the composition"
Exact synonyms: Loud
Similar to: Fortemente, Fortissimo
Antonyms: Piano
Derivative terms: Loudness

3. Adverb. Used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly.
Exact synonyms: Loudly
Antonyms: Piano

4. Noun. (music) loud.
Exact synonyms: Fortissimo
Generic synonyms: Intensity, Loudness, Volume
Category relationships: Music

5. Noun. The stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible.
Generic synonyms: Part, Portion
Group relationships: Blade, Brand, Steel, Sword

Definition of Forte

1. n. The strong point; that in which one excels.

2. adv. Loudly; strongly; powerfully.

Definition of Forte

1. Noun. A strength or talent. ¹

2. Noun. The strong part of a sword blade, close to the hilt. ¹

3. Noun. A passage in music to be played loudly; a loud section of music. ¹

4. Adjective. (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, unicode character 1D191) ¹

5. Adverb. (music) loudly ¹

6. Adjective. (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, unicode character 1D141) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forte

1. a strong point [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forte

forswollen
forswonk
forswore
forsworn
forswornness
forswunk
forsythia
forsythias
fort
fort up
fortake
fortalice
fortalices
fortatter
fortax
forte (current term)
forte-piano
forteach
fortean
forteana
forteans
fortecortin
forted
fortee
fortemente
fortepianist
fortepianists
fortepiano
fortepianos
fortes

Literary usage of Forte

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1. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1868)
"ARTICLE I. The peace and friendship now existing between the United States and said Bois forte bands of Indians shall be perpetual. ARTICLE II. ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1857)
"Broadwood, it appears that the piano-forte was first known in England about 1767, as it was introduced at Covent Garden Theatre as “a new instrument” in May ..."

3. Estee's Pleadings, Practice and Forms by Morris March Estee, John Haynes (1878)
"Hire of a Piano-forte,' with Damages for not Returning it. ... And for a second cause of action: I. That the value of the piano-forte so hired by the ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"... forte, or organ, with accompaniment» for two violins and violoncello, became <nji»ipm\ti : He also composed (Op. 3) six volontarie» ' for the organ, ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Clement Tudway Swanston, John Scott Eldon (1823)
"... ordered upon the petition; it could not be decided without a bill. His Honour, however, gave leave for it to stand over. (a) (a) See Ex forte Gillett, ..."

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