Etymology
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sforzando (adj.)

"with sudden energy or impulse," 1801, from Italian sforzando, present participle of sforza "to force," from Vulgar Latin *exfortiare "to show strength" (see effort).

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Definitions of sforzando

sforzando (n.)
an accented chord;
sforzando (n.)
(music) a notation written above a note and indicating that it is to be played with a strong initial attack;
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