mezzo forte

adjective or adverb

mez·​zo for·​te ˌmet-(ˌ)sō-ˈfȯr-ˌtā How to pronounce mezzo forte (audio)
: moderately loud
used as a direction in music

Word History



First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mezzo forte was in 1811

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“Mezzo forte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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mezzo forte

adjective or adverb
mez·​zo for·​te ˌmet-sō-ˈfȯr-ˌtā How to pronounce mezzo forte (audio)
: played or sung with medium loudness
used as a direction in music
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