[fawr-tey-pee-ah-noh; Italian fawr-te-pyah-naw]
- loud and immediately soft.
Origin of forte-piano
First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for forte-piano
And what think you of this new instrument—the forte-piano—father?A Nest of Linnets
Frank Frankfort Moore
A person here has invented the prettiest improvement in the forte-piano I have ever seen.
- loud and then immediately softSymbol: fp
- a note played in this way
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