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English adjective: forte

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


SamplesThe forte passages in the composition.


Synonymsloud


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


Synonymsfortissimo


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


Synonymsloudly


Antonymspiano, softly









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