sforzando

sforzando

[sfawrt-sahn-doh; Italian sfawr-tsahn-daw]
adjective, adverb Music.
with force; emphatically.
Also, forzando.


Origin:
1795–1805; < Italian, gerund of sforzare to show strength < Vulgar Latin *exfortiāre; see effort

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sforzando or music sforzato (sfɔːˈtsɑːndəʊ, sfɔːˈtsɑːtəʊ)
 
adj, —adv
1.  sf to be played with strong initial attack
 
n
2.  a symbol, mark, etc, such as >, written above a note, indicating this
 
[C19: from Italian, from sforzare to force, from ex-1 + forzare, from Vulgar Latin fortiāre (unattested) to force1]
 
sforzato or music sforzato
 
adj, —adv
 
n
 
[C19: from Italian, from sforzare to force, from ex-1 + forzare, from Vulgar Latin fortiāre (unattested) to force1]

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