rin·​for·​zan·​do | \ ¦rēnfōr¦tsän(ˌ)dō \

Definition of rinforzando

: 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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History and Etymology for 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

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“Rinforzando.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rinforzando. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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