[ UK /fɔːtˈɪsɪmˌə‍ʊ/ ]
  1. a direction in music; to be played very loudly
  1. a musical composition or musical passage to be performed very loudly
  1. (chiefly a direction or description in music) very loud and strong
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How To Use fortissimo In A Sentence

  • His touch could be warm, deep, full, and broad in the fortes, and not hard even in the fortissimos; and his pianos, always of carrying power, could be as round and transparent as a dewdrop.
  • The following sections deal with four issues particularly relevant to small-handed players: legato playing; fortissimo playing; playing octaves, large chords, and arpeggios; and fingering.
  • It does not like to be beaten up for a fortissimo and if you do this, it will get back at you by giving you a rather tinny sound.
  • With a mighty descending gesture of massed violins and woodwinds the storm unleashes its fury over rolling timpani, pounding bass drum and fortissimo brass chords. The Splendid Start to a Farewell to Opera
  • It comprises every possible display of jocularity, from an affettuoso smile to a piano titter, or full chorus fortissimo ha, ha, ha! The Contrast
  • This bill is off-key, out of tune, and even if the Labour Government flatly denies it, its shrill crescendos of fortissimo make no difference to the fact that it is prescribing State control.
  • Again and again, we experience a Baroque church as a unique kind of fortissimo of joy, an Alleluia in visual form. You Want to Debate With the Pope About Art?
  • Very sensitive was his Verschwiegene Nachtigall and Ein Traum was truly a dream of a performance, with a good fortissimo that was only topped by the immense applause that accompanied the end of the first quarter.
  • The D minor fortissimo outburst at letter C always reminds me of Moses on the Mount admonishing Aaron and the sinners below.
  • It began rather tamely, I am afraid, and started to fall to pieces after the first fortissimo downward scale.
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