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[Italian reen-fawr-tsahn-daw] /Italian ˌrin fɔrˈtsɑn dɔ/
adjective, adverb
Origin of rinforzando
1795-1805; < Italian: reinforcing (gerund of rinforzare, equivalent to ri- re- + inforzare to enforce) Unabridged
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  • This was the piano of the scandal; the rinforzando would break forth as soon as the first course had been removed.

    An Old Maid Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for rinforzando


adjective, adverb
a less common term for sforzando
Word Origin
Italian, literally: reinforcing
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