I. noun Etymology: French fort, from fort, adjective, strong Date: circa 1648 1. the part of a sword or foil blade that is between the middle and the hilt and that is the strongest part of the blade 2. one's strong point Usage: In forte we have a word derived from French that in its “strong point” sense has no entirely satisfactory pronunciation. Usage writers have denigrated \ˈfȯr-ˌtā\ and \ˈfȯr-tē\ because they reflect the influence of the Italian-derived 2forte. Their recommended pronunciation \ˈfȯrt\, however, does not exactly reflect French either: the French would write the word le fort and would rhyme it with English for. So you can take your choice, knowing that someone somewhere will dislike whichever variant you choose. All are standard, however. In British English \ˈfȯ-ˌtā\ and \ˈfȯt\ predominate; \ˈfȯr-ˌtā\ and \fȯr-ˈtā\ are probably the most frequent pronunciations in American English. II. adverb or adjective Etymology: Italian, from forte strong, from Latin fortis Date: circa 1724 loud — used as a direction in music III. noun Date: 1759 a tone or passage played forte

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