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fortissimo

play
adverb or adjective for·tis·si·mo \fȯr-ˈti-sə-ˌmō\

Definition of fortissimo

  1. :  very loud —used especially as a direction in music

Origin and Etymology of fortissimo

Italian, superl. of forte


First Known Use: 1724


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fortissimo

noun for·tis·si·mo

Definition of fortissimo

plural

fortissimos

or

fortissimi

\-ˌmē\
  1. :  a very loud passage, sound, or tone

1856

First Known Use of fortissimo

1856


FORTISSIMO Defined for English Language Learners

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fortissimo

play
adverb or adjective for·tis·si·mo \fȯr-ˈti-sə-ˌmō\

Definition of fortissimo for English Language Learners

  • music : very loudly


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