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
: moderately loud
used as a direction in music

Word History

Etymology

Italian

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mezzo forte was in 1811

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“Mezzo forte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mezzo%20forte. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

mezzo forte

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