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Meaning of forte

forte

Pronunciation: (fôrt, fōrt or, for 1, fôr'tā), [key]
— n.
  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).

for•te

Pronunciation: (fôr'tāIt.fôr'te), [key]
— Music. Music.
—adj.
  1. (a direction) loud; with force (opposed to piano).
—adv.
  1. (a direction) loudly.
—n.
  1. a passage that is loud and forcible, or is intended to be so.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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