Pronunciation: (fôrt, fōrt or, for 1, fôr'tā), [key]
1. a strong point, as of a person; that in which one excels: I don't know what her forte is, but it's not music.
2. the stronger part of a sword blade, between the middle and the hilt (opposed to foible).
Pronunciation: (fôr'tā; It.fôr'te), [key] Music.
(a direction) loud; with force (opposed to piano).
(a direction) loudly.
a passage that is loud and forcible, or is intended to be so.
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