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fortissimo

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

Definition of fortissimo

:very loud used especially as a direction in music

Origin and Etymology of fortissimo

Italian, superlative of forte


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fortissimo

noun

Definition of fortissimo

plural fortissimos or fortissimi play \fȯr-ˈti-sə-ˌmē\
:a very loud passage, sound, or tone

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First Known Use of fortissimo

1856


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fortissimo

adverb

Definition of fortissimo for English Language Learners

  • music : very loudly


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