(music) A mark that indicates that a note is to be played with a strong initial attack.
(music) A style of playing with special emphasis.
(music) A passage having this mark.
Increasing; strengthening; - a direction indicating a sudden increase of force (abbreviated rf., rfz.) Cf. Forzando, and Sforzando.
(music) Played in this style.
(music) Describing a passage having this mark.
Forcing or forced; - a direction placed over a note, to signify that it must be executed with peculiar emphasis and force; - marked fz (an abbreviation of forzando), sf, sfz, or .
an accented chord
(music) a notation written above a note and indicating that it is to be played with a strong initial attack