Forte (f&omac;rt), n. [IT. forte: cf. F. fort. See Fort.]


The strong point; that in which one excels.

<-- sense 2 is often pronounced f&omac;rt"&amac; -->

The construction of a fable seems by no means the forte of our modern poetical writers. Jeffrey.


The stronger part of the blade of a sword; the part of half nearest the hilt; -- opposed to foible.


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For"te (f⊚r"t&asl; ∨ f&omac;r"t&asl;), adv. [It. forte, a. & adv., fr. L. fortis strong.] Mus.

Loudly; strongly; powerfully.


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