fortississimo

adverb (or adjective)
for·​tis·​sis·​si·​mo | \ ¦fȯ(r)tə¦sisəˌmō \

Definition of fortississimo

: with greatest loudness used as a direction in music abbreviation fff

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History and Etymology for fortississimo

Italian, from fortissimo (by reduplication of the -iss- of the superlative suffix)

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“Fortississimo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fortississimo. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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