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Articulated with relatively strong pressure of the airstream below the glottis, as in English (p) and (t) compared with (b) and (d).
A fortis consonant.

[Latin, strong; see fort.]


(ˈfɔːtɪs) phonetics
(Phonetics & Phonology) (of a consonant) articulated with considerable muscular tension of the speech organs or with a great deal of breath pressure or plosion
n, pl -tes (-tiːz)
(Phonetics & Phonology) a consonant, such as English p or f, pronounced with considerable muscular force or breath pressure
[Latin: strong]


(ˈfɔr tɪs)

adj., n., pl. -tes (-tēz). adj.
1. (of a consonant sound) pronounced with considerable muscular tension and breath pressure, resulting in a strong fricative or plosive sound, as the sounds (p, t, k, ch, f, th, s, sh) in English. Compare lenis.
2. a fortis consonant.
[1905–10; < Latin: strong, powerful, firm]
References in classic literature ?
Nay, Seneca adds niceness and satiety: Cogita quamdiu eadem feceris; mori velle, non tantum fortis aut miser, sed etiam fastidiosus potest.
I could plainly discover whence one family derives a long chin; why a second has abounded with knaves for two generations, and fools for two more; why a third happened to be crack-brained, and a fourth to be sharpers; whence it came, what Polydore Virgil says of a certain great house, NEC VIR FORTIS, NEC FOEMINA CASTA; how cruelty, falsehood, and cowardice, grew to be characteristics by which certain families are distinguished as much as by their coats of arms; who first brought the pox into a noble house, which has lineally descended scrofulous tumours to their posterity.
de Treville had served him so faithfully in his wars against the league that in default of money--a thing to which the Bearnais was accustomed all his life, and who constantly paid his debts with that of which he never stood in need of borrowing, that is to say, with ready wit--in default of money, we repeat, he authorized him, after the reduction of Paris, to assume for his arms a golden lion passant upon gules, with the motto Fidelis et fortis.
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