forte piano

forte-piano

[fawr-tey-pee-ah-noh; Italian fawr-te-pyah-naw]
adjective, adverb Music.
loud and immediately soft.

Origin:
1760–70

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forte-piano (ˌfɔːtɪˈpjɑːnəʊ)
 
adj, —adv
1.  fp loud and then immediately soft
 
n
2.  a note played in this way

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