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forte-piano

[fawr-tey-pee-ah-noh; Italian fawr-te-pyah-naw] /ˌfɔr teɪ piˈɑ noʊ; Italian ˌfɔr tɛˈpyɑ nɔ/
adjective, adverb, Music.
1.
loud and immediately soft.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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forte-piano

/ˌfɔːtɪˈpjɑːnəʊ/
adjective, adverb
1.
loud and then immediately soft fp
noun
2.
a note played in this way
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