Definition of Fortis

1. Adjective. (context: phonetics) strongly articulated (of a consonant), hence voiceless ¹



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Definition of Fortis

1. a consonant pronounced with relatively strong release of breath [n -TES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fortis

fortified wines
fortifier
fortifiers
fortifies
fortify
fortifying
fortifyingly
fortilage
fortilages
fortilice
fortilices
fortimicin KL1 methyltransferase
fortin
forting
fortins
fortis (current term)
fortissimi
fortissimo
fortissimos
fortississimo
fortississimos
fortition
fortitude
fortitudes
fortitudinous
fortlet
fortlets
fortlike
fortnight
fortnightlies

Literary usage of Fortis

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1. The Cyclopædia;: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature.by Abraham Rees by Abraham Rees (1819)
"... which aqua fortis afterwards has no power to take away. ... of copper made in aqua fortis ; when dry, let them be put into a crucible, and kept for a ..."

2. The German Language: Outlines of Its Development by Tobias Johann Casjen Diekhoff (1914)
"fortis and Lenis. Depending upon the energy with which the breath is forced from ... A consonant is said to be a fortis if the energy of expiration and the ..."

3. Mineralogia Cornubiensis: A Treatise on Minerals, Mines, and Mining by William Pryce (1778)
"Proof Aqua fortis. Take any quantity of good aqua fortis, ... appears to be any precipitate or cloud of a white colour, as there will if the aqua fortis has ..."

4. Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1856)
"Nitric acid is popularly known under the name of Aqua fortis, or Red spirit of nitre. According to Tartra, it seems to have been first used as a poison ..."

5. Organic Remains of a Former World: An Examination of the Mineralized Remains by James Parkinson (1808)
"... fortis impels me to remark, that the observations here adduced on the fossil alcyonium, depicted Plate X. Fig. 11, •are derived from a manuscript tract, ..."

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