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—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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Jornet’s forte is “continuous movement over technical terrain,” as he puts it, and through the years he has parlayed that into his own unique brand of physical performance.Kilian Jornet Has a New Book on His Epic Everest Quest|Nick Heil|September 29, 2020|Outside Online
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
The latest luxury hotel group to cave was Rocco Forte Hotels, which announced last month that in-room Wi-Fi is now free.
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
An ear accustomed to the fine tone of a good violin will not now tolerate a bad piano-forte.Violins and Violin Makers|Joseph Pearce
Et depuis ils allerent cotoyans la terre, en forte que le 21.
She was even allowed, through her friends, to procure a piano-forte, which afforded her many hours of recreation.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
This is his great forte, and to hear him speak, sends a thrill through the whole system, and a tremor through the brain.
Mr. Conner taught the piano forte in the best families in the city of Philadelphia—among merchants, bankers, and professional men.
British Dictionary definitions for forte (1 of 2)
Word Origin for forte
British Dictionary definitions for forte (2 of 2)
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Cultural definitions for forte
A musical direction meaning “to be performed loudly”; the opposite of piano.