Origin and Etymology of fortissimo
First Known Use: 1724See Words from the same year
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This ensemble builds gradually to a fortissimo climax, yet Norma is expected to send her voice — with its most shining brilliance and power — soaring above the din.
The piece was appealing, with unexpected clamoring from brass and gong, the fortissimo climax spiraling, like sparks, into nothingness.
BOSTON -- Unkind thoughts, expressed by spectators in a fortissimo tone to superstars, occur occasionally, even at home, particularly after poor performances.
Well, the new film confirms that Oyelowo is one of those rare actors who can unleash a formal speech before a crowd, fortissimo, without seeming hammy or haranguing.
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