adjective (or adverb)

: 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

Word History


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 2 Mar. 2024.

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