1. A strength or talent.
    He writes respectably, but poetry is not his forte.
  2. The strong part of a sword blade, close to the hilt.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A passage in music to be played loudly; a loud section of music.
    This forte marks the climax of the second movement.


  1. 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, unicode character 1D191)
    This passage is forte, then there's a diminuendo to mezzo piano.


  1. loudly
    The musicians played the passage forte.

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