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for·te 1

(fôr′tā′, fôrt)
n.
1. Something in which a person excels: "His forte was in defusing negative rumors before they ever exploded into news accounts" (Jane Mayer).
2. The strong part of a sword blade, between the middle and the hilt.

[French fort, from Old French, strong, from Latin fortis; see fort.]
Usage Note: Forte, meaning "something in which a person excels," can be pronounced with one syllable, like the French word from which it is derived. It can also be pronounced with two syllables (fôr′tā′), which is the more common pronunciation in American English and was the choice of 74 percent of the Usage Panel in both our 1996 and 2016 surveys. Some of those who dislike the two-syllable pronunciation argue it should only be used for the music term forte, which is derived from Italian.

for·te 2

 (fôr′tā′) Music
adv. & adj. Abbr. f
In a loud, forceful manner. Used chiefly as a direction.
n.
A note, passage, or chord played forte.

[Italian, strong, forte, from Latin fortis; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]

forte

(fɔːt; ˈfɔːteɪ)
n
1. something at which a person excels; strong point: cooking is my forte.
2. (Fencing) fencing the stronger section of a sword blade, between the hilt and the middle. Compare foible
[C17: from French fort, from fort (adj) strong, from Latin fortis]

forte

(ˈfɔːtɪ) music
adj, adv
(Music, other) loud or loudly. Symbol: f
n
(Music, other) a loud passage in music
[C18: from Italian, from Latin fortis strong]

forte1

(fɔrt, foʊrt or, for 1, ˈfɔr teɪ)

n.
1. a strong point, as of a person; an ability or role in which one excels; specialty.
2. the part of a sword or foil blade between the hilt and the middle.
[1640–50; earlier fort < Middle French (see fort)]
pron: In the sense of a person's strong point (She draws well, but sculpture is her forte), the older, historical pronunciation of forte is with one syllable: (fôrt) or (fōrt). Perhaps owing to confusion with the musical term forte, borrowed from Italian, a two-syllable pronunciation (fôr′tā) is increasingly heard, esp. from educated speakers, and is now also considered standard.

for•te2

(ˈfɔr teɪ)
Music. adj.
1. loud; with force (opposed to piano).
adv.
2. loudly.
n.
3. a passage that is loud and forcible, or is intended to be so.
[1715–25; < Italian < Latin fortis strong]

forte

loudly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forte - an asset of special worth or utilityforte - an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
asset, plus - a useful or valuable quality
green fingers, green thumb - a special ability to make plants grow
2.forte - (music) loud
loudness, intensity, volume - the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction); "the kids played their music at full volume"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
3.forte - the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
sword, steel, blade, brand - a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
Adj.1.forte - used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the forte passages in the composition"
piano, soft - used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the piano passages in the composition"
Adv.1.forte - used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly
piano, softly - used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly

forte

forte

noun
Something at which a person excels:
Slang: bag, thing.
Translations
сила
fortekovavoimakkaasti

forte

[ˈfɔːtɪ] (US) [fɔːt] N (= strong point) → fuerte m (Mus) → forte m

forte

[ˈfɔːrteɪ ˈfɔːrti] n(point m) fort m

forte

1
n (= strong point)Stärke f, → starke Seite

forte

2 (Mus)
advlaut, forte
adj (= played loudly)laut or forte gespielt; (= sung loudly)laut or forte gesungen

forte

[ˈfɔːtɪ] nforte m
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