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Definition of "forte" []

  • Something in which a person excels. (noun)
  • The strong part of a sword blade, between the middle and the hilt. (noun)
  • In a loud, forceful manner. Used chiefly as a direction. (adverb)
  • A note, passage, or chord played forte. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "forte" in a sentence
  • "_e. g._, _crescendo poco a poco al forte ed un pochettino accelerando_, is seen to mean merely -- "increase gradually to _forte_ and accelerate a very little bit.""
  • ""They think he's not skilled from a sewing standpoint, but his forte is the draping," Garcia explains."
  • "For all his power, his forte is the short game — chipping and putting."