Definition of Fortissimo

1. Noun. (music) loud.

Exact synonyms: Forte
Generic synonyms: Intensity, Loudness, Volume
Category relationships: Music



2. Adjective. Chiefly a direction or description in music.
Similar to: Forte, Loud

3. Adverb. A direction in music; to be played very loudly.
Exact synonyms: Very Loudly
Antonyms: Pianissimo

Definition of Fortissimo

1. adv. Very loud; with the utmost strength or loudness.

Definition of Fortissimo

1. Adjective. (comparative of forte) ¹

2. Adverb. (comparative of forte POS=adverb) ¹

3. Adverb. (music) The musical term indicating that the piece is played very loud. ¹

4. Noun. (music) The dynamic sign indicating that the piece should be played fortissimo. Abbreviation: ff. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fortissimo

1. [n -MOS or -MI]

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Literary usage of Fortissimo

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1. Tracts and Other Papers Relating Principally to the Origin, Settlement, and by Peter Force (1844)
"In rebus arduis ac tenai spe, fortissimo, quaque consilia tutissima sunt. Cic. In English, When boots and shoes are torn up to the lefts, ..."

2. Manual of the Boston Academy of Music, for Instruction in the Elements of by Lowell Mason, Boston Academy of Music (1839)
"... [fortissimo.] careful exertion of the organs, yet so loud as to be ยง 492. If a sound is produced by a very small but a good audible tone, it is called a ..."

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