mezzo forte

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mezzo for·te

adv. & adj. Abbr. mf Music
Moderately loud. Used chiefly as a direction.

[Italian : mezzo, half + forte, loud.]

mez′zo for′te

(ˈfɔr teɪ)
adj., adv.
Music. softer than forte but louder than piano; moderately loud.
[1805–15; < Italian: literally, half loud]

mezzo forte

moderately loud
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The third and final piece, "Majestic Grand Canyon," is dynamically the broadest piece in the set with the majority of the playing established at mezzo forte or higher.
This was a performance full of life and energy though if there was one slight reservation,it was that the choral movements tended to be constant mezzo forte, with little variation.
Convinced that subtlety was of no importance, he restricted his dynamic range to mezzo forte and louder.