adjective (or adverb) rin·for·zan·do \¦rēnfōr¦tsän(ˌ)dō\

Definition of rinforzando

  1. :  played with a sudden increase of force —used as a direction in music usually for special emphasis of a note, chord, or short phrase —abbreviation rf or rfz — compare sforzando

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Origin and Etymology of rinforzando

Italian, reinforcing, strengthening, verbal of rinforzare to reinforce, strengthen, from ri- re- (from Latin re-) + inforzare to enforce, strengthen, from Old Italian, from Middle French enforcier — more at enforce

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