(music) Very fast or quickly; a directive for the musician(s) to play in a very quick tempo.
A strength or talent.
‘He writes respectably, but poetry is not his forte.’;
; ta-da; voilà.
‘So I put my hand into the hat and presto! Out comes a rabbit!’;
The strong part of a sword blade, close to the hilt.
(poker slang) A pair of fives as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em.
A passage in music to be played loudly; a loud section of music.
‘This forte marks the climax of the second movement.’;
Quickly; immediately; in haste; suddenly.
‘Presto! begone! 'tis here again.’;
(music) 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.’;
Quickly; rapidly; - a direction for a quick, lively movement or performance; quicker than allegro, or any rate of time except prestissimo.
‘The musicians played the passage forte.’;
(of tempo) very fast
The strong point; that in which one excels.
‘The construction of a fable seems by no means the forte of our modern poetical writers.’;
‘Presto! begone! 'tis here again’;
The stronger part of the blade of a sword; the part of half nearest the hilt; - opposed to foible.
at a very fast tempo (faster than allegro)
Loudly; strongly; powerfully.
an asset of special worth or utility;
‘cooking is his forte’;
(music) with great loudness
the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
used chiefly as a direction or description in music;
‘the forte passages in the composition’;
used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly