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fortissimo (adj.)

1724, from Italian fortissimo, superlative of forte "loud, strong," from Latin fortis "strong" (see fort).

updated on December 21, 2014

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Definitions of fortissimo from WordNet
1
fortissimo (n.)
a musical composition or musical passage to be performed very loudly;
2
fortissimo (adv.)
a direction in music; to be played very loudly;
Synonyms: very loudly
3
fortissimo (adj.)
(chiefly a direction or description in music) very loud and strong;
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