Forte - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɔːrt|  American pronunciation of the word forte
Brit.  |ˈfɔːteɪ|  British pronunciation of the word forte
- an asset of special worth or utility (syn: metier, speciality, specialty, strength)
cooking is his forte
- a musical composition or musical passage to be performed loudly
- the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
- (used chiefly as a direction or description in music) loud; with force (syn: loud)
the forte passages in the composition

adverb

- used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly (syn: loudly)

Examples

Mathematics is not his forte.

the forte passages in the composition

Even during Picasso's youthful figurative stages, stark realism was never his forte ...

Though his forte was never the novel but the novella, he paid the rent by grinding out novel after novel ...

He found that running long distances was not his forte.

As a writer, her forte is comedy.

Word forms

noun
singular: forte
plural: fortes
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