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Origin of forte1
pronunciation note for forte
popular references for forte
—FORTE: An acronym for Fast On-orbit Rapid Recording of Transient Events, FORTE is a lightweight satellite orbiting earth since August 1997. It is the first satellite made of an all-composite structure, and was designed to test new technologies for monitoring compliance with arms control treaties.
—Forte: A character in the 1997 animated film Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas. The actor Tim Curry provided the voice for Forte, who is a pipe organ.
—Kia Forte: A compact car manufactured by Kia Motors since 2008 and marketed worldwide.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fortefort, forte (see pronunciation note at the current entry)
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Definition for forte (2 of 2)
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Example sentences from the Web for forte
The next morning, guests boarded private jets to Florence for the ceremony at the Forte di Belvedere, rented for a cool $400,000.Which of Kim Kardashian’s Weddings Was More Ridiculous?|Kevin Fallon|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mumford Sons, “Hopeless Wanderer” That one time Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, Will Forte, and Jason Sudeikis had a jam session.Andrew Garfield in ‘We Exist’ and More Celebrities in Music Videos|Marina Watts|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If fashion is more your forte, there are even pieces of haute couture and sportswear in the show.
Then, he engages in a full-on make-out session with his former SNL compadre Will Forte, sporting a bushy beard.Mumford & Sons’ Hilarious Parody Video, Featuring Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, and More|Victoria Kezra|August 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her forte has long been a kind of easy, content-free populism aimed squarely at the lizard brain of the GOP base.Palin Takes On ‘Amnesty Bill,’ Rallies Her Mama Grizzlies|Michelle Cottle|June 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I did'nt know my forte lay that way, till persuaded by this experienced stager.Wild Oats|John O'Keeffe
Candle-ends and cold mutton would doubtless be her forte, an economical washing-bill her strong point.The Bertrams|Anthony Trollope
I am now certain that my forte is not to go on exploring expeditions.The Letters of William James, Vol. 1|William James
"To say the least, secrecy is not Nick's forte," I answered, catching her mood.The Crossing|Winston Churchill
But he wrote me a note next day, saying he thought teaching was not my forte, and perhaps I would like visiting better.The Merryweathers|Laura E. Richards
British Dictionary definitions for forte (1 of 2)
Word Origin for forte
British Dictionary definitions for forte (2 of 2)
Word Origin for forte
Cultural definitions for forte
A musical direction meaning “to be performed loudly”; the opposite of piano.