[ US /ˈfɔɹt, ˈfɔɹteɪ/ ]
  1. an asset of special worth or utility
    cooking is his forte
  2. the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
  3. a musical composition or musical passage to be performed loudly
  1. (used chiefly as a direction or description in music) loud; with force
    the forte passages in the composition
  1. used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly
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How To Use forte In A Sentence

  • Ye same did rede a portion of his "Venus and Adonis," to their prodigious admiration, whereas I, being sleepy and fatigued withal, did deme it but paltry stuff, and was the more discomforted in that ye blody bucanier had got his wind again, and did turn his mind to farting with such villain zeal that presently I was like to choke once more. 1601
  • Artemesia moved to the pianoforte that was along one of the walls, and sat down on the bench, facing away from the instrument and towards Scott.
  • Forte is a very popular figure in city government, seemingly beloved by every local politician in sight.
  • He has here at home a harpsichord, forte-piano, harmonica, guitar, violin, and German flutes, and at Williamsburg, he has a good pipe organ. Colonial Children
  • `Kate, dear Kate, it's sweet of you to want to be my comforter. SEA MUSIC
  • As a rule of thumb, the villages of Barolo and La Morra produce the most perfumed win es, while Monforte d 'Alba and Serralunga produce more structured, powerful wines that require substantial cellaring. In Search of Barolo
  • Opened in 2007, the family-run Forte S ā o Jo ā o da Barra is part of a small but growing band of hotels running countercurrent to the wave of mass tourism that has swept over much of the Algarve region during the past 40 years. Portugal's Alluring Hideaways
  • In defense of “keen grasp of economics,” one of Matt’s fortes is an ability to be extremely annoyed by fallacies and oversights in cost-benefit calculation. Matthew Yglesias » Listmania
  • He had already been deserted by his female relatives, Georgina having been invited by young Lewis Armitage to join a group about the pianoforte, and Lavinia having stridden off without a word of explanation to join Sophie. Irresistible
  • She couldn't help but snuggle against the warm comforter, taking in its scent and texture.
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