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fortis

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adjective for·tis \ˈfȯr-təs\

Definition of fortis

  1. :  produced with relatively great articulatory tenseness and strong expiration <\t\ in toe is fortis, \d\ in doe is lenis>



Origin of fortis

New Latin, from Latin, strong


First Known Use: 1897

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