forte /ˈfort, ˈfɔrt; ||ˈfɔrˌte ||fɔrˈte ||ˈfɔrti/
1. The strong point; that in which one excels.
The construction of a fable seems by no means the forte of our modern poetical writers. --Jeffrey.
2. The stronger part of the blade of a sword; the part of half nearest the hilt; -- opposed to foible.
For·te adv. Mus. Loudly; strongly; powerfully.
adj : used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the
forte passages in the composition" [syn: loud] [ant:
n 1: an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
[syn: strong suit, long suit, metier, specialty,
speciality, strong point, strength] [ant: weak
2: (music) with great loudness [syn: fortissimo]
3: the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the
adv : used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly
[syn: loudly] [ant: piano]