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Noun, Adjective, Adverb


Noun forte has 3 senses

Adjective forte has 1 sense

Adverbial forte has 1 sense


forten. [IT. forte: cf. F. fort. See Fort.].
  •  The strong point; that in which one excels.  [1913 Webster]
    "The construction of a fable seems by no means the forte of our modern poetical writers."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The stronger part of the blade of a sword; the part of half nearest the hilt; -- opposed to foible.  [1913 Webster]
forteadv. [It. forte, a. & adv., fr. L. fortis strong.].
     Loudly; strongly; powerfully.  [1913 Webster]


forte, n.
1 a person's strong point; a thing in which a person excels.
2 Fencing the part of a sword-blade from the hilt to the middle (cf. FOIBLE 2).

forte, adj., adv., & n. Mus.
--adj. performed loudly.
--adv. loudly.
--n. a passage to be performed loudly.

forte piano adj. & adv. loud and then immediately soft.
It., = strong, loud



a cappella, abbandono, ability, ableness, accrescendo, adagietto, adagio, affettuoso, agilmente, agitato, allegretto, allegro, aloud, amabile, amoroso, andante, andantino, appassionatamente, appassionato, aptitude, area, bag, booming, brillante, bump, caliber, capability, capacity, capriccioso, competence, con affetto, con agilita, con agitazione, con amore, crescendo, cup of tea, deafening, decrescendo, diminuendo, dolce, dower, dowry, ear-piercing, ear-rending, ear-splitting, earthshaking, effectiveness, efficiency, endowment, equipment, faculty, field, flair, fortemente, fortissimo, full, genius, gift, in full cry, instinct, lamentabile, larghetto, larghissimo, largo, legato, leggiero, line, long suit, loud, loud-sounding, loudish, loudly, lustily, main interest, makings, manner, marcando, medium, metier, morendo, natural endowment, natural gift, noisily, oyster, parlando, parts, pealing, pet subject, pianissimo, piano, piercing, pizzicato, plangent, potential, power, powers, prestissimo, presto, pursuit, qualification, rallentando, resounding, resoundingly, ringing, ringingly, ritardando, ritenuto, scherzando, scherzo, scherzoso, sonorous, sordo, sotto voce, specialism, speciality, specialization, specialty, spiccato, staccato, stentoraphonic, stentorian, stentorious, strength, stretto, strong flair, strong point, style, talent, talents, technicality, the goods, the stuff, thing, thunderous, tonitruant, tonitruous, tremolando, tremoloso, trillando, type, uproariously, vocation, way, weakness, what it takes, window-rattling




N skill, skillfulness, address, dexterity, dexterousness, adroitness, expertness, proficiency, competence, technical competence, craft, callidity, facility, knack, trick, sleight, mastery, mastership, excellence, panurgy, ambidexterity, ambidextrousness, sleight of hand, seamanship, airmanship, marksmanship, horsemanship, rope-dancing, accomplishment, acquirement, attainment, art, science, technicality, technology, practical knowledge, technical knowledge, knowledge of the world, world wisdom, savoir faire, tact, mother wit, discretion, finesse, craftiness, management, self-help, cleverness, talent, ability, ingenuity, capacity, parts, talents, faculty, endowment, forte, turn, gift, genius, intelligence, sharpness, readiness, invention, aptness, aptitude, turn for, capacity for, genius for, felicity, capability, curiosa felicitas, qualification, habilitation, proficient, masterpiece, coup de maitre, chef d'euvre, tour de force, good stroke, skillful, dexterous, adroit, expert, apt, handy, quick, deft, ready, gain, slick, smart, proficient, good at, up to, at home in, master of, a good hand at, au fait, thoroughbred, masterly, crack, accomplished, conversant, experienced, practiced, skilled, hackneyed, up in, well up in, in practice, in proper cue, competent, efficient, qualified, capable, fitted, fit for, up to the mark, trained, initiated, prepared, primed, finished, clever, cute, able, ingenious, felicitous, gifted, talented, endowed, inventive, shrewd, sharp, on the ball, cunning, alive to, up to snuff, not to be caught with chaff, discreet, neat-handed, fine-fingered, nimble-fingered, ambidextrous, sure- footed, cut out for, fitted for, technical, artistic, scientific, daedalian, shipshape, workman- like, business-like, statesman-like, skillfully, well, artistically, with skill, with consummate skill, secundum artem, suo Marte, to the best of one's abilities, ars celare artem, artes honorabit, celui qui veut celui-la peut, c'est une grande habilite que de savoir cacher son, expertus metuit, es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille sich ein C, heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, or the hand to execute, if you have lemons, make lemonade.

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