Sfor*zan"do (?), Sfor*za"to (?), a. [It. sforzando, p. pr., and sforzato, p. p. of sforzare to force.] Mus.

Forcing or forced; -- a direction placed over a note, to signify that it must be executed with peculiar emphasis and force; -- marked fz (an abbreviation of forzando), sf, sfz, or .


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