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Piano vs. Forte

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  • Piano (noun)

    A keyboard musical instrument, usually ranging over seven octaves, with white and black colored keys, played by pressing these keys, causing hammers to strike strings. from 1803

    "The piano in his house takes up a lot of space."

    "She has been taking lessons for many years and now plays piano very well."

    "He can play "Happy Birthday" on the piano."

    "Most of the works by Frédéric Chopin are for the piano."

  • Piano (adjective)

    Soft, quiet.

  • Piano (adjective)

    In extended use; quiet, subdued.

  • Piano (adverb)

    . from 17th c.

  • Forte (noun)

    A strength or talent.

    "He writes respectably, but poetry is not his forte."

  • Forte (noun)

    The strong part of a sword blade, close to the hilt.

  • Forte (noun)

    A passage in music to be played loudly; a loud section of music.

    "This forte marks the climax of the second movement."

  • Forte (adjective)

    Loud. Used as a dynamic directive in sheet music in its abbreviated form, "f.", to indicate raising the volume of the music. (Abbreviated in musical notation with an f, the Unicode character 1D191.)

    "This passage is forte, then there's a diminuendo to mezzo piano."

  • Forte (adverb)

    Loudly.

    "The musicians played the passage forte."

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Piano (adjective)

    Soft; - a direction to the performer to execute a certain passage softly, and with diminished volume of tone. (Abbrev. p.

  • Piano (noun)

    A well-known musical instrument somewhat resembling the harpsichord, and consisting of a series of wires of graduated length, thickness, and tension, struck by hammers moved by keys.

  • Forte (noun)

    The strong point; that in which one excels.

  • Forte (noun)

    The stronger part of the blade of a sword; the part of half nearest the hilt; - opposed to foible.

  • Forte (adverb)

    Loudly; strongly; powerfully.

Webster Dictionary
  • Piano (noun)

    a stringed instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds

  • Piano (noun)

    (music) low loudness

  • Piano (adjective)

    used chiefly as a direction or description in music;

    "the piano passages in the composition"

  • Piano (adverb)

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

  • Forte (noun)

    an asset of special worth or utility;

    "cooking is his forte"

  • Forte (noun)

    (music) with great loudness

  • Forte (noun)

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

  • Forte (adjective)

    used chiefly as a direction or description in music;

    "the forte passages in the composition"

  • Forte (adverb)

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

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