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FORTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does forte mean? 

FORTE (noun)
  The noun FORTE has 3 senses:

1. an asset of special worth or utility
2. (music) with great loudness
3. the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible

  Familiarity information: FORTE used as a noun is uncommon.


FORTE (adjective)
  The adjective FORTE has 1 sense:

1. used chiefly as a direction or description in music

  Familiarity information: FORTE used as an adjective is very rare.


FORTE (adverb)
  The adverb FORTE has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: FORTE used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FORTE (noun)


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Meaning:

An asset of special worth or utility

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

strong point; specialty; speciality; metier; forte; long suit; strong suit; strength

Context example:

cooking is his forte

Hypernyms ("forte" is a kind of...):

asset; plus (a useful or valuable quality)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "forte"):

green fingers; green thumb (a special ability to make plants grow)


Sense 2forte [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(music) with great loudness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

fortissimo; forte

Hypernyms ("forte" is a kind of...):

intensity; loudness; volume (the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction))

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)


Sense 3forte [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("forte" is a kind of...):

part; portion (something less than the whole of a human artifact)

Holonyms ("forte" is a part of...):

blade; brand; steel; sword (a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard)


FORTE (adjective)


Sense 1forte [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used chiefly as a direction or description in music

Synonyms:

forte; loud

Context example:

the forte passages in the composition

Similar:

fortemente (chiefly a direction or description in music; loud and strong)

fortissimo (chiefly a direction or description in music)

Antonym:

piano (used chiefly as a direction or description in music)


FORTE (adverb)


Sense 1forte [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly

Synonyms:

forte; loudly

Antonym:

piano (used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly)

Pertainym:

forte (used chiefly as a direction or description in music)


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