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English adjective: forte

1. forte used chiefly as a direction or description in music

SamplesThe forte passages in the composition.


Similarfortemente, fortissimo

Antonymspiano, soft

English noun: forte

1. forte (attribute) an asset of special worth or utility

SamplesCooking is his forte.

Synonymslong suit, metier, speciality, specialty, strength, strong point, strong suit

Broader (hypernym)asset, plus

Narrower (hyponym)green fingers, green thumb

Antonymsweak point

2. forte (attribute) (music) loud


Broader (hypernym)intensity, loudness, volume

Domain categorymusic

3. forte (artifact) the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible

Broader (hypernym)part, portion

Part meronymblade, brand, steel, sword

English adverb: forte

1. forte used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly


Antonymspiano, softly

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