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sforzando

[sfawrt-sahn-doh; Italian sfawr-tsahn-daw] /sfɔrtˈsɑn doʊ; Italian sfɔrˈtsɑn dɔ/
adjective, adverb, Music.
1.
with force; emphatically.
Also, forzando.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Italian, gerund of sforzare to show strength < Vulgar Latin *exfortiāre; see effort
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British Dictionary definitions for sforzando

sforzando

/sfɔːˈtsɑːndəʊ/
adjective, adverb
1.
to be played with strong initial attack sf
noun
2.
a symbol, mark, etc, such as >, written above a note, indicating this
Word Origin
C19: from Italian, from sforzare to force, from ex-1 + forzare, from Vulgar Latin fortiāre (unattested) to force1
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Word Origin and History for sforzando
adj.

"with sudden energy or impulse," 1801, from Italian sforzando, gerundive of sforza "to force" (see effort).

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