mezzo forte

adjective or adverb
mez·​zo for·​te | \ ˌmet-(ˌ)sō-ˈfȯr-ˌtā How to pronounce mezzo forte (audio) , ˌmed-(ˌ)zō-, -ˈfȯr-tē\

Definition of mezzo forte

: moderately loud used as a direction in music

First Known Use of mezzo forte

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mezzo forte

Italian

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